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									                                        S-G mulls puling out of Tech Valley
                                                       Cites budget concerns, parents students speak out
                                                                         See Page 3

  In this                                           S C O T I A •G L E N V I L L E
week’s issue

                                      Volume XV
                                                 Spotlight                       www.spotlightnews.com
                                                                                  Number 12                              75¢                                March 26, 2009

       Writing to
       save lives
     Local author Dominick Rizzo
 shares his experience with de-
 pression in his latest book, “The
 Spiral Staircase of My Life.” Pro-
 ceeds of the book will be donat-
 ed to the American Foundation                                                                                                                          out for
 for Suicide Prevention.
             See story on Page 10.
                                                                                                                                                          District evaluating
                                                                                                                                                               of program
                                                                                                                                                          for gifted students

                                                                                                                                                        By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH

                                                                                                                                                          Close to 20 parents and
                                                                                              From left to right, Charles Steiner, Schenectady         even one student gathered at
                                                                                              County Legislator Martin Finn; Angelo Mazzone,           the Monday, March 23, Board
                                                                                              owner of Glen Sanders Mansion; Matt Mazzone,             of Education meeting to plead
       Cool as ice                                                                            CFO of One Repuation; Wendy Voelker, Schenectady
                                                                                              County Special Events Coordinator; Susan Savage,
                                                                                                                                                       the case for keeping the Young
                                                                                                                                                       Scholars program intact.
   John Zimmerman, a three-                                                                   Schenectady County Legislature Chairwoman;                  The district is mulling the
time U.S. pairs champion, is                                                                  Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton; Schenectady            idea of bringing the program
debuting as a solo skater in this                                                             County Legislator Angelo Santabarbara; and               for gifted students, which is
year’s edition of Smucker’s Stars                                                             Schenectady County Legislator Jim Buhrmaster             currently outsourced through
                                                                                              gather for the Schenectady County Chamber of             Capital District BOCES, in
on Ice. The tour comes to the                                                                 Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday,            house.
area on Sunday, March 29.                                                                     March 19, showcasing renovations made to Glen               Several      Scotia-Glenville
            See story on Page 16.                                                             Sanders Mansion. Angelo Mazzone made a $1                teachers already run OPAL, or
                                                                                              million renovation to the facility, including upgrades   Oppor tunities and Program-
                                                                                              to the grand ballroom and entrance, left.                ming for Advanced Learners,
                                                                                                                          Ariana Cohn/Spotlight        and other programs for gifted
                                                                                                                                                       students, and many parents feel
                                        Glen Sanders gets $1M facelift                                                                                 adding Young Scholars to the
                                                                                                                                                       workload may be too much.
                                                                                                                                                          Scotia-Glenville is in the
                                          Landmark mansion              lion in structural and aesthetic     historical significance of the
                                                                                                                                                       middle of budget season and
                                                                        improvements in advance of           original building,” said Angelo
                                           unveils extensive            its grand reopening to mark          Mazzone, president of the Maz-
                                                                                                                                                       has looked at moving the
                                                                                                                                                       Young Scholars program with-
                                             renovations                its 20th anniversary under the       zone Management Group, in
                                                                                                                                                       in the district to keep school
                                                                        ownership of the Mazzone Man-        a written statement. “We are
                                                                                                                                                       taxes down.
                                                                        agement Group.                       confident that these upgrades
                                              By JACKIE SHER                                                                                              Superintendent         Susan
                                                                           “I’ve been privileged to run      and improvements will ensure
                                          sherj@spotlightnews.com                                                                                      Swar tz has proposed an elimi-
                                                                        Glen Sanders Mansion for             continued success for Glen
                                                                                                                                                       nation of the Young Scholars
                                                                        the past 20 years, and to mark       Sanders Mansion for decades to
     Mohon falls                         On Thursday, March 19,
                                       Glen Sanders Mansion – a ban-
                                                                        this anniversary I thought it        come, while preserving the his-
                                                                                                                                                       programs in grades four and
                                                                                                                                                       five next year for a savings of
                                                                        seemed like a natural time to        tory that makes Glen Sanders
      in semis                         quet house, inn and restaurant
                                       – unveiled more than $1 mil-
                                                                        renovate and update the facil-
                                                                                                                                                       $45,000. Under her proposal,

    The Mohonasen girls basket-                                         ity while keeping in mind the                      ■ Glen Page 12
                                                                                                                                                              ■ Scholars Page 12
ball team’s playoff run ended
last Friday with a 68-56 loss to
Section I champion Albertus
Magnus in the Class A state
semifinals at Hudson Valley
                                      Diseased trees to be removed
                                       Officials say effort will         Director James McFarland             and chip the sick trees and               trenches and the risk of dam-
Community College.                                                      confirmed on Monday, March           those surrounding them.                   age to proper ty was too high,
                                         contain the spread             23, that the trees af fected by         “The DEC put a lot of time             and to adequately prevent the
           See story on Page 28.             of oak wilt                oak wilt disease will be re-         and thought into how to best              spread of the disease, the DEC
                                                                        moved.                               deal with this rare situation.            will have to cut and chip all red
                                                                           The Depar tment of Envi-          We want homeowners to know                oaks within 150 feet of the sev-
                                       By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH           ronmental Conser vation has          that the oak wilt has been con-           en infested trees. McFarland
                                        news@spotlightnews.com          spent the past several months        tained and removal will pre-              said that the risk of white oaks
                                                                        studying the area and has de-        vent the risk of transmittal,”            transmitting oak wilt is vir tu-
                                        Glen Oaks residents will re-    termined that trenching would        said McFarland.                           ally nonexistent and therefore,
                                      ceive a letter this week after    be too costly and disruptive            The letter to residents
                                      Glenville Parks and Recreation    and has instead opted to cut         said the cost of installing the
                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Wilt Page 12

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Legislative Day                                                                                                              Police Blotter
                                                                                                                      Police charge teen with
                                                                                                                      breaking into vehicles
                                                                                                                         The Rotterdam Police              an underage person working
                                                                                                                      Department announced the arrest      under the direct supervision of
                                                                                                                      of Jesse Rober ts, 18, of 1107       the police went into stores and
                                                                                                                      Cutler St., Apt. A3, Rotterdam on    attempted to buy an alcoholic
                                                                                                                      charges of breaking into vehicles    beverage. Three arrests were
                                                                                                                      in the Town of Rotterdam.            made at three different stores.
                                                                                                                      Roberts is charged with grand            Charged with unlawfully
                                                                                                                      larceny and criminal possession      dealing with a child, a class A
                                                                                                                      of stolen proper ty, both class      misdemeanor, for selling an
                                                                                                                      E felonies, and forger y in the      alcoholic beverage to a person
                                                                                                                      second degree, a class D felony.     under the age of 21, were the
                                                                                                                         In the early morning hours        following: Sam Enbawe, 24, of
                                                                                                                      of Thursday, March 19, Roberts       Albany at the Mobil Mar t on
                                                                                                                      and another subject who has not      Main Street in Pattersonville;
                                                                                                                      been identified, allegedly broke      Erika Barrett, 17, of Schenectady,
                                                                                                                      into several cars in the Colonial    at the Quik-Mart on Main Street
                                                                                                                      Manor area and took a variety of     in Rotterdam; and Sarah Bridge,
                                                                                                                      items, including change, credit      37, of Schenectady, at the Cold
                                                                                                                      cards and GPS units. According       Spring Store on Hamburg Street
                                                                                                                      to investigators, Roberts then       in Rotterdam.
Pictured far left bottom is State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) meeting with Schenectady County          allegedly used a credit card taken       All will appear in Rotterdam
residents and members of the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 17 in Albany during                     from one of the vehicles at the      Town Court Friday, April 13.
the group’s Legislative Day. Others in the photo include: Betty Wandem, Susan Groh, James Groh, Aubrey                Hannaford store in Rotterdam,            • Glenville police arrested
Lovelace, Lori Kehoe, Deb Cody, Carie Cody, Elaine Zimmer, Lois Van Schaick, Leonard Van Schaick, Barbara             as well as a Dunkin’ Donuts          Roger Kolberg, 27, of
Van Schaick,George Van Schaick, Holly Van Schaick, William Preville, Andrew Yuhasz, Jay Stillinger, Larelie           and Hess Mar t. Rober ts was         Pleasantview Avenue in Glenville
Phillips and Joann Rarids.                                                                                            arrested late Sunday, arraigned      on Wednesday, March 18, on
                                                                                               Submitted photo        and remanded to the Schenectady      DWI charges and operating a
                                                                                                                      County Sherif f’s Department.        motor vehicle with a suspended
IN BRIEF                                                                                                              The investigation is continuing.     license/registration.
                                                                                                                                                               • Glenville police arrested
JCC to hold                            a.m. to 2:30 p.m.                      will be available from 10:30 am until
                                          This event, which is free and       noon while supplies last.               Other arrests                        Jason Scofield, 19, of Willow Lane
                                                                                                                                                           in Glenville, on Saturday, March
health fair                            open to the community, offers health      Businesses that would like display      • Rotterdam police conducted
                                                                                                                      checks of numer ous r etail          14, on DWI charges.
   Sidney Albert Albany Jewish         screenings, information about area     information should contact Claire
Community Center will hold a health    resources, refreshments, drawing       Sigal, director of the senior adult     establishments for underage              • Glenville police arrested
and services fair for adults and       prizes, chair massages and quick       program at the Albany JCC, at 438-      alcohol sales the evening of         George Tongue, 64, of Woodside
seniors Sunday, April 26, from 10:30   adult hair cuts. Free boxed brunches   6651, ext. 112                          Friday, March 20. In each case       Drive in Glenville, on Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                           March 15, on DWI charges.
                                                                                                                                                               • Glenville police arrested
                                                                                                                                                           Jeffery Melber, 55, of Fredricks
       We teach children to get along!                                                                                                                     Road in Glenville, on Thursday,
                                                                                                                                                           March 12, on charges of DWAI by
    Early Childhood Education and Child Care                                                                                                               drugs – second prior conviction
                                                                                                                                                           – a felony.
           from 6 weeks–Middle School
         Now accepting applications for Sept 2009                                                                                                          IN BRIEF
                                                                                                                                                           Nurse educators
                                                                                                                                                           to be honored
                                                                                                                                                              The Foundation of NYS
                                                                                                                                                           Nurses is hosting an event to

                                                                                            … Seriously!
                                                                                                                                                           honor nurse educators Friday,
                                                                                                                                                           March 27, from 5:30 to 8:30
                                                                                                                                                              All nurses and the public
                                                                                                                                                           are invited to attend. Dinner

                                                                                                                                                           and drinks will be served. The
                                                                                                                                                           cost is $75, and payment can
                                                                                                                                                           be sent to Linda Sickler at
                                                                                                                                                           the foundation, 2113 Western
                                                                                                                                                           Avenue, Guilderland 12084.
                                                                                                                                                              For information, call Sickler
                                                                                                                                                           at 456-7858, ext 23.

            2565 Balltown Road Niskayuna
                                                                                                                                                                     Got news?
       377-8803 or ellenc@schenectadyjcc.org
                                                                                                                                                             Call Spotlight at 439-4949.


Spotlight                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 26, 2009 • Page 3

MRSA      Recipe for Success
eyed in
Officials investigate possibility
      of staph infection
        By JACKIE SHER
    Of ficials are investigating
whether or not MRSA was the
cause of death for 17-year-old Kyle
Gagnon, a Rotterdam Central High
School junior who died over the
weekend shortly after entering the
hospital for what was believed to be
     “We’re working with the county
and state health departments on
their investigations into this, but
we don’t have any confirmation on
how he died,” said Adrienne Leon,
spokeswoman for the Mohonasen
Central School District.
    According to the state Department
of Health, MRSA, or methicillin-
resistant Staphylococcus aureus,
or “staph,” is a type of bacteria that
naturally exists in the environment.
If the bacteria enter the skin through                                                                                                                                                Above: The beat goes on with music students
a cut or scrape, it can cause infections                                                                                                                                              of the SCCC Jazz Ensemble under the
that look like pimples or boils. Most                                                                                                                                                 direction of William Meckley.
are minor and can be treated with
antibiotics, but MRSA is a strain that                                                                                                                                                Left: SCCC culinary students stand proud.
resists treatment.                                                                                                                                                                    The Schenectady County Community
    In a letter home to parents and                                                                                                                                                   College will be holding the SCCC
guardians of the school district,                                                                                                                                                     Foundation’s 19th annual foundation
high school principal David Collins                                                                                                                                                   gala, “Food for Thought and All That
wrote: “Please know that we have                                                                                                                                                      Jazz,”Tuesday, April 7, at 5:45 p.m.
been in touch with the Schenectady                                                                                                                                                    The fundraiser will benefit SCCC students.
County Health Department, which                                                                                                                                                       Food and entertainment are provided by
has confirmed that the district has                                                                                                                                                    SCCC culinary students and the SCCC
the proper procedures in place to                                                                                                                                                     Jazz Ensemble, from two of the school’s
ensure ... students and staff are safe                                                                                                                                                nationally accredited programs. For tickets,
in the school building.”                                                                                                                                                              call 381-1490.
    The mood in the halls of
Mohonasen Central High School                                                                                                                                                         Submitted photos
has been somber as students mourn
the loss of their classmate, who was
described as popular and active in the
school’s athletics program.
    “Kyle was a bright and popular
student who will be missed greatly
both inside and outside the walls of
our school,” wrote Collins.
                                                 S-G may pull out of Tech Valley school
    According to Leon, the school               Idea met with skepticism                             who was admitted to Tech Valley                      student within the district is a little      “Anytime you can give kids the
has brought counselors and social                by a number of parents                              next year through a lottery system,                  bit harder to calculate.                  chance to press them beyond their
workers to assist grieving school                                                                    is now being told his tuition may                       “As for a comparison on costs,         limits, it’s worth it,” she said. “I am
                                                  and current students                               not be in next year’s budget, and                                                              learning things in ways I never
community members.                                                                                                                                        I don’t have one except the very
    Leon said that counseling and              By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH                                his father, Scott Phillips, said that                simple one of dividing our $45.8          imagined. I am learning in a way
support continued into the school               news@spotlightnews.com                               telling students they have been                      million budget by 2,900 kids,”            that I will always remember.”
day on Tuesday, March 24, for                                                                        selected and then taking it away                     Hanlon said. “That would work                Board President Margaret
anyone who needed it, and students                 As the Scotia-Glenville Board of                  sends the wrong message about                        out to around $15,812 per student,        Smith asked Prentice if, given
have been hanging posters and signs            Education prepares the budget for                     the district’s priorities.                           though this is not a per fect             the opportunity, she would come
in memory of Gagnon.                           the next school year with an eye                         “It’s been a roller coaster for us                comparison.”                              back to the high school to show
    “You see these boys he played              on current economic difficulties,                      the past week and a half,” Phillips                     Phillips said the benefits             teachers and students what she
sports with just looking so torn up,           Tech Valley High School tuition                       told the board. “We had Luke’s                       outweigh the costs.                       has learned.
and it’s heartbreaking,” said Leon.            was mentioned as an item that                         guidance counselor tell us he was                    “How does this benefit our district           Prentice said fellow Tech Valley
                                               may be scratched in order to keep                     selected, and I have not seen him                    as a whole to not take advantage of       student Bruno Pinhero has done
    Collins wrote that parents with
concerns about MRSA should contact             costs in line, but the idea is not                    that happy in a very long time. To                                                             exactly that, and she would be
                                                                                                                                                          this amazing team of educators?”
their doctor, or go to the district’s Web      sitting well with some parents,                       then take this opportunity away                                                                willing to also.
                                                                                                                                                          asked Phillips. “Next year they are
site at www.mohonasen.org/health/              especially one who was told his                       from him is heartbreaking.”                          moving to the University at Albany           “We want to be able to show
MRSA.cfm.                                      child might have the opportunity                         Phillips said he spoke to the                     Campus in East Greenbush,                 what we have learned and be able
                                               to attend next year.                                  Tech Valley principal regarding                      where students will be able to be         to integrate that with area high

                                                   Several parents told the board                    the tuition costs for next year and                  hands-on with biotech science.            schools,” said Prentice.
                                               at the Monday, March 23, meeting                      said he was told it would actually                   They can then bring back to
                                               that they feel keeping Scotia-                        cost the district the same amount                                                                 The district is also
                                                                                                                                                          the community what they have              looking to save money by
                                               Glenville students at the high-tech                   to send three students next year                     learned, which makes this a real
                                               school is important not just for the                  as it cost to send two students                                                                not replacing the director of
  Editorial Pages .....................6                                                                                                                  success story.”                           curriculum position currently
                                               students but for the community                        this year.
  Sports ........................... 27-28     as a whole. Many said that the                                                                                Tech Valley High School is a           held by Joseph Kavanaugh,
  Obituaries ...........................1 9                                                             Communications specialist for                     regional public high school that
                                               education students receive at                         the district Robert Hanlon said that                                                           who will be retiring in June.
                                               Tech Valley would allow them                                                                               was created to prepare students           The board is hoping to adopt a
  Family Entertainment                                                                               with the tuition decrease, it will
                                               to bring innovation back to the                                                                            to be part of the region’s growing        building project proposal and
  Calendar of Events .............17                                                                 cost $12,000 plus transportation
                                               district.                                                                                                  high-tech economy.                        the 2009-2010 budget at a special
  Classified ...................... 24-25                                                             to send each student.
  Crossword ..........................17           Eighth-grader Luke Phillips,                                                                              Halle Prentice, a Scotia-              meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday,
                                                                                                        He said the cost of educating a                                                             April 1, at the middle school.
  Legals .................................26                                                                                                              Glenville freshman who attends
  Real Estate .........................25      Spotlight (USPS 013-251) is published each Thursday by Spotlight LLC, 125 Adams St., Delmar,               Tech Valley, told the board that          Board members also plan to hold
  Weddings ............................18      N.Y. 12054. Periodicals Postage Rates paid at Delmar, N.Y., and at additional mailing offices..             she is grateful for the opportunity       a public hearing on the building
  At Your Service ...................27        Postmaster: send address changes to Spotlight, 125 Adams St., P.O. Box 100, Delmar, N.Y. 12054.            and wants to see it offered to the        project Monday, March 30, at 7
                                               Subscription rates: $20 per year inside the Capital District. $30 per year outside the Capital District.
                                               Subscriptions are not refundable. Newstand rate $.75 per copy.                                             younger students.                         p.m. at the middle school.
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You can go home again, but leave the car running
   By WILLIAM R. DEVOE                                                                 The other day, Nathan was              “He really can’t have those    that he described as “exotic.” He
 devoew@spotlightnews.com                                                           walking around the house,            brownies,” my wife, Jess, says.     rattled off the list of ingredients,
                                                                                    screaming his face off. He does      “We don’t know if he’s allergic     like he did for the six nights
   D e s p i t e w h a t t h e y s a y,                                             this from time to time, just to      to nuts or not.”                    before, and I remember hearing
you can go home again. If                                                           check the acoustics, I think, or         “He’s not allergic to nuts,”    hot dogs, cumin and beet juice in
you have parents like mine,                                                         to see if he can shatter a wine      my father pipes up from his         there somewhere, among other
however, you may not sur vive                                                       glass. I’m not sure.                 recliner in the family room.        ingredients I have since forgotten
the experience.                                                                        He staggers into the kitchen,                                         or my mind has blocked out to
                                                                                                                             “How are you so sure?” I
   In the course of purchasing                                                      where he knows he will get           ask.                                preserve my own sanity.
what will be our first home, my                 if I so much as looked at my
                                               father’s expansive collection        sympathy from his mother                 “I’ve been feeding him              My brother realized it was
family had to move in with my                                                       and grandmother. They’r e                                                going to be awful before I did.
parents for a couple months.                   of tools without first asking his                                          peanuts for the past three weeks
                                               permission, I was immediately        suckers.                             and he hasn’t complained yet.”          “There’s no picture on the
It really hasn’t been that bad,                                                        “I think his teeth are                                                recipe,” he whispered to me,
all things considered, and we                  sent to my room. The other day,                                               Food is key in the DeVoe
                                               my father and I went down to the     bothering him,” I say to them.       household — always has been,        sounding somewhat scared. “All
really appreciate their taking                                                                                                                               the other cards had a picture
us in while we’re homeless,                    basement to find Kevin beating           “You could rub some anisette      always will be. My mother came
                                               on a 30-year-old Milwaukee           on his gums,” my mother says         straight off the boat from Italy    on it, but there’s no picture on
but it has made me think of                                                                                                                                  this one.”
the vast dif ference between                   power drill with a ball-peen         to me, talking about the licorice-   and takes great pride in her
being a parent and being a                     hammer. I saw color coming to        flavored liqueur. “That used         cooking ability. When I was             As my father worked, the
grandparent.                                   my father’s face.                    to calm you and your brother         younger, all the neighborhood       kitchen became a place of terrible
                                                   Now he’s done it, I thought,     down.”                               kids used to gather on the porch    smells. It wasn’t long before my
   First of all, my 5-year-old,                                                                                                                              father realized that this wasn’t
Kevin, and his 18-month-old                    and I have to admit I was               “You want me to get my            of the house I find myself in now
                                               per versely pleased at the           18-month-old son so drunk he         if they knew she was making         going to be the most palatable of
brother, Nathan — two of the                                                                                                                                 dishes, either, but he was — and
most low-down, crooked and ill-                thought of my son receiving          won’t be able to feel his own        lasagna. If it weren’t for pasta,
                                               some sor t of punishment for         teeth? And you used to do that       I wouldn’t have had any friends     still is — a firm believer in not
tempered rapscallions that have                                                                                                                              wasting food, so he pressed on.
ever lived — can do no wrong in                something that surely would          to me and Dan? No one ever           growing up.
their grandparents’ eyes. Things               have landed me in militar y          called Social Ser vices on you           No one really knows where           Finally, my father spooned
that used to land my brother and               school if I’d done it as a kid.      when I was growing up?”              my father came from. One of his     a thin, brown gruel into three
me in the brig (our room) for                      But then my father turned to        “Well, let’s see if something     friends, when I was very young,     bowls. He double-checked the
weeks at a time when we were                   me … and he was smiling!             sweet will cheer him up,” my         told me my father crawled out       recipe and added pieces of the
growing up are now shrugged                        “He’s going to be a little Bob   mother says, and she heads for       of the primordial soup eons ago,    well-seasoned hot dogs to the
off without a thought.                         Vila,” he beamed. “He’s a smart      the refrigerator.                    just as grumpy and orner y as       water y mess.
   Nathan breaks a plate? He’s                 one.”                                   “His teeth are bothering him      he is now, and waited around            “OK,” he said, “let’s eat.”
just being a kid. Kevin gets                       “He sure is,” I said. What       and you of fer him liquor and        for my mother to come along in          My brother and I sat there,
a stain in the r ug? He’s just                 else could I?                        candy? How did I make it out         order to have someone to grow       each waiting for the other to try it
being a kid. Kevin and Nathan                                                       of this house alive?”                old with. Other people have told    first. Even my father reluctantly
                                                   I am also lear ning that                                              me he’s from Crescent.
manage to start the snow blower                things that are considered              My mother appears with                                                dipped his spoon into his bowl
and mow down the neighbor’s                    parenting taboos today weren’t       a plate of brownies that she             In any case, my father was      and stirred it around a little.
hydrangeas? Well, they’re just                 considered so when my mother         probably baked for the kids          bor n — I believe, anyway           When he brought it back up, I
being kids.                                    and father were bringing up          at 3 o’clock in the morning so       — with no proclivity toward         expected it to be a burned nub
   When I was growing up,                      their children.                      my wife and I wouldn’t know          cooking other than that he          like in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
                                                                                    about it.                            would enjoy experimenting on        He slowly put it to his lips, then
                                                                                                                         his children. When I was about      into his mouth…
                                                                                                                         6 years old and my brother was          “Holy —” he choked before
                                                                                                                         12, my mother went to Florida       he could swear in front of my
                                                                                                                         for a week to visit family. We      brother and me. What he said
                                                                                                                         had in our kitchen an ugly,         next, I will never forget: “This
                                                                                                                         burnt orange, plastic Rolodex-      crap tastes like rotten onions
                                                                                                                         like container with recipe cards    stuffed into the bowels of a dead
                                                                                                                         inside of it. I believe it came     man. Don’t even tr y it, boys.
                                                                                                                         with the set of encyclopedias we    Let’s get a pizza.”
                                                                                                                         owned and was never opened              These days it’s nice to see
                                                                                                                         until my mother left on her trip.   him have that same sense of
                                                                                                                         My father randomly selected         camaraderie with my sons.
                                                                                                                         seven cards from the case and       Even if he’s teaching my 5-
                                                                                                                         decided that he would fix these      year-old minor curse words and
                                                                                                                         dishes for dinner ever y day my     my 18-month-old how to make
                                                                                                                         mother was gone.                    cof fee. Even if my mother is
                                                                                                                             Most of the dishes were         tr ying to get my sons drunk for
                                                                                                                         nothing special — turkey potpie,    medicinal purposes or feeding
                                                                                                                         chicken and dumplings, things       them well after they’ve had
                                                                                                                         like that. But on Saturday, the     enough to eat, it’s good for them
                                                                                                                         day before my mother was to         to have that quality time with
                                                                                                                         come back, he pulled out a recipe   their grandparents.

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                                                                      Wednesday     6:49am       7:13pm   Gore Mtn.      22" - 44”      8    47     Stratton Mt.   32" - 56"      8      70
                                                                      Thursday      6:48am       7:15pm   Whiteface      18" - 50"      9    43     Sugarbush      39” - 69"     10     105
  Wednesday, March 25                74°/1910           0°/1875       Friday        6:46am       7:16pm   Bromley        26" - 40"      6    38     Hunter Mtn.    25" - 70”      7      42
  Thursday, March 26                 74°/1986           2°/1960       Saturday      6:44am       7:17pm   Mt. Snow       14" - 56"     11    83     Jay Peak       24" - 50"      8      72
  Friday, March 27                   78°/1998          11°/1975       Sunday        6:42am       7:18pm   Okemo          32" - 44"     19   106     Jiminy Peak    22" - 50"      5      38
  Saturday, March 28                 85°/1945           3°/1923       Monday        6:41am       7:19pm   Belleayre      22" - 51"      6    29     Windham        15" - 40"     10      32
  Sunday, March 29                   85°/1946           0°/1923       Tuesday       6:39am       7:20pm   Stowe          35”- 66”      11    97     Smugglers’     24" - 64"      6      59
  Monday, March 30                   86°/1986           7°/1970                                           Killington     42"- 48"      18   110     Bousquet       16” - 32”      4      18
  Tuesday, March 31                  89°/1998           2°/1923
                                                                       March 26th         April 2nd
                                          th                           New                New
 52.6 inches as of Friday, March 20                                                                       Easter falls on the first
 4.0 inches below average                                                                                 Sunday following the        Wednesday    4:54am, 5:12pm         11:33am, 11:54pm
                                                                                                          first full moon in          Thursday     5:35am ,5:52pm            --------, 12:19pm
                                                                                                          Spring. This year,          Friday       6:14am, 6:31pm         12:34am, 1:04pm
 March 27-29, 1984 A strong low pressure system that
           -                                                                                              Easter is on April 12th,    Saturday     6:53am, 7:10pm          1:14am, 1:49pm
 generated hot winds and a March U.S. record high of                  Saturn    Evening      High ESE     following the full moon     Sunday       7:34am, 7:52pm          1:55am, 2:37pm
 108° in Texas moved to the Carolinas, producing violent              Mars      Dawn         Vy Low ESE   on Thursday, April 9th.     Monday        8:19am, 8:39pm         2:38am, 3:27pm
 tornadoes with 57 fatalities on the 28th. The next day               Jupiter   Dawn         Vy Low ESE   Passover begins at          Tuesday       9:10am, 9:33pm         3:27am, 4:21pm
 heavy sleet and snow hit NY State with 6” in Albany.                                                     sundown, April 8th.
Spotlight                                                                                                                                                                                March 26, 2009 • Page 5

                                                                                                                   Around the County
Church slates
                                                        Was suspected arson an act of terror?
Easter services                                             Local law experts question      the legal definition.                      charge of domestic terrorism
                                                                                                                                       has been used elsewhere
                                                                                                                                                                           and that it must be understood
                                                                                                                                                                           that during work hours she “is
   Immanuel Lutheran Church                                  whether charges against            War ren            Redlich,
in Niskayuna will host a Palm                                                               Guilderland councilman and                 in the state. He listed one         there for her super visor.”
                                                                Raucci go too far                                                      example, where there has
Sunday ser vice April 5 at                                                                  a criminal defense attor ney                                                     Raucci’s indictment is
10:15 am, Mondy, Thursday                                                                   based out of Albany, also said             been the use of this statute        scheduled to occur in the
                                                                 By JACKIE SHER                                                        for criminal activities for
and Good Friday ser vices                                                                   the charges go too far.                                                        coming weeks.
                                                             sherj@spotlightnews.com                                                   street dr ug gangs terrorizing
Thursday and Friday, April 9                                                                    “Here’s my problem — if                                                      C h e c k b a c k a t w w w.
and 10, at 7 p.m. and Easter                                                                ter rorism is about people                 neighborhoods.                      spotlightnews.com and print
                                                           Some local law exper ts are
Sunday ser vice, April 12, at                           saying the terrorism charges        who are tr ying to advance a                  Raucci is cur rently being       editions of Schenectady
10:15 a.m.                                              leveled against suspected           political agenda, and I don’t              held in the Schenectady             County Spotlights for updates
   The church is at 1850 Union                          arson Steven Raucci go beyond       believe from what I read about             County jail without bail. He        on this stor y.
St. Pastor Derek Lecakes                                what they were intended for.        Mr. Raucci that he was tr ying             faces multiple criminal and
of ficiates. For infor mation,                                                              to advance a political agenda              terrorism charges for allegedly
                                                           The terrorism felony
call 346-1958.                                                                              — if what they’re saying about             or chestrating bombings in
                                                        charge is the highest felony

                                                                                            him is tr ue, he’s a criminal,             three counties, including
                                                        in the state penal code.
                                                                                            treat him as a criminal,” said             Schenectady, Saratoga and
                                                           “There are really fewer
Museum to explore                                       issues that are more
                                                                                            Redlich.                                   Rennselaer counties over
                                                                                                “When they passed the                  the past 20 years. In one of
renewable energy                                        contentious than how to define
                                                                                            Patriot Act, I don’t think they            those incidents, an explosion
   Schenectady Museum &                                 terrorism,” said Victor Asal, a                                                damaged a home in Rotterdam
Suits-Bueche Planetarium                                political science professor at      were wor ried about some                                                                  Per Gallon
                                                                                            guy from Niskayuna,” said                  in 2001. Other incidents
will have a wind and solar                              the University at Albany. “I                                                   include an explosive device
                                                                                            Redlich, referring to Raucci.
power interactives premiere
Saturday, April 4.
   Visitors are invited to
                                                        define ter rorism as violence
                                                        that has a political motivation
                                                        that targets civilians.”
                                                                                                Redlich did say he
                                                                                            considered Raucci’s alleged
                                                                                                                                       left on a car in Clifton Park and
                                                                                                                                       one on a home in Schodack.            Is Today’s
explore the impor tance of
r enewable energy and how
                                                           Asal said he believes that
                                                        Raucci’s acts do not appear to
                                                                                            behavior criminal.
                                                                                                But according to
                                                                                                                                          In the Schenectady City
                                                                                                                                       School District, from which
                                                                                                                                       Raucci will of ficially retire
                                                                                                                                                                             Heating Oil
advances in wind and solar
power may hold the key to
reducing our dependence on
                                                        be politically motivated, based
                                                        on his academic opinion.
                                                           He listed several examples
                                                                                            Schenectady County District
                                                                                            A t t o r n e y R o b e r t C a r n e y,
                                                                                            Raucci’s alleged crimes do fit
                                                                                                                                       April 15, of ficials are doing
                                                                                                                                       an independent investigation            Price*
                                                                                                                                       to look into multiple claims of      • Auto Delivery
fossil fuel consumption.                                of cases he believed to be          the definition of the terrorism
                                                                                                                                       workplace abuse by Raucci,
   They can build a model wind                          domestic terrorism, including       charge.
                                                                                                                                       who was also the president           • Budget Plans
turbine, test dif ferent types of                       the Al Qaeda attacks of 9/11,           “The legal definition in the           of the district’s Civil Ser vice     • 24-Hour Emergency Service
blades to discover which ones                           the Haymarket Massacre in           Penal Law, which is the act of             Employee Association.
                                                        Chicago and the Oklahoma            terrorism, is defined in 490.5                                                  • Heating/Air Conditioning
work best and experiment with                                                                                                             Earlier in the investigation,
a solar panel.                                          City bombing.                       — for purposes of this ar ticle,
                                                                                                                                       a prosecutor revealed a
                                                                                                                                                                            • Residential/Commercial
   This new interactive section                            “ We c o l l e c t d a t a o n   is an act defined as specified,”
                                                                                                                                       letter from Raucci that was
is par t of the museum’s Power                          ter rorism, and there are all       said Carney.
                                                                                                                                       allegedly written to a new
House exhibit.                                          sor ts of violent activities            He also said that possessing           female employee that stated
   The museum is at                                     going on and the first dividing     an explosive device with the               she should be “attractive,
15 Nott Ter race Heights,                               line is crime for personal          intent to use it unlawfully                sensitive and classy with a
Schenectady. For information,                           [motives],” said Asal.              on a person or the proper ty               touch of sexiness,” and that
call 382-7890 or visit www.                                However, he noted that he        o f a n o t h e r, w h i c h R a u c c i   she should make sur e her
SchenectadyMuseum.org.                                  was speaking of the definition      allegedly did, fits the bill.              “super visor is always happy,”             *Posted Price on 3/20/09
                                                        in terms of analysis and not            According to Car ney, the                                                           Price Changes Daily

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                                                                                                                                                       in the

   Four legs good, two legs bad
       We have become acutely tolerant of a world that has
   misplaced its priorities.
       The world over, more film is dedicated to the triviali-
   ties of celebrities’ lives, more column-inches wasted on
   extraordinary births and deaths, more radio signals sent
   bearing petty arguments than are spent capturing the
   news and information
   that matters most to us

   as citizens and, more
   importantly, as human
       Many of us live with
   this tolerance because
   we can fool ourselves into thinking that the land of Octo-
   Moms and chimp attacks is one that is far removed from
   our own. We tend to think that there is some great divide
   between us and the people who are either party to, or care
   immensely about, those stories.
       There isn’t.
       On March 11, two dead dogs were found in plastic bags
   by the side of the road in the Albany County hamlet of            The physical activity of gardening can be strenuous, but tips can help you enjoy tending to your plants as you
   Selkirk. By all accounts, the dogs — beagle pups — were           age. For example, water access should be convenient.
   beaten to death shortly before they were abandoned.
   Within a day, several individuals and a not-for-profit group
   put up $7,500 in reward money to find those responsible
   for the dogs’ deaths.
                                                                     Don’t let arthritis slow you down
                                                                          By SUE PEZZOLLA                                                                 lightweight tools when making
       This is certainly a noble gesture, right? It would seem                                                                                            a new purchase and enlarge the
   so until we realize that all over the Capital District, sick                                                                                           handles of existing tools either
   children are literally dying for that kind of cash: a 17-year-        The writer is a community                                                        with grip tape or foam rubber.
   old junior firefighter, battling cancer only minutes away           educator for the Albany County                                                       This is especially helpful to those
   from where the dead beagles were found; a little girl in          Cornell Cooperative Extension. and walking on concrete floors                         with rheumatoid arthritis. Keep
   Saratoga County fighting a genetic disorder deemed too                                            had taken a toll on my knees. It
                                                                         It is often said that life is a                                                  tools sharp and tr y wearing
   rare to commit any substantial resources to curing. These         series of adjustments and this would be another 10 years before                      a carpenter’s half apron with
   children and their families are holding numerous and                                             the reality of joint replacement
                                                                     is especially true for the over-50                                                   pockets for carrying small tools.
   elaborate fundraisers to try to scrape together the cash          gardeners who may now have     would add yet another dimension                          • Water access should be
   two dead dogs get in a day.                                       more time to garden but perhapsto my gardening life. Over the                        convenient and garden paths
                                                                                                    years I have lear ned how to
                                                                     have more physical limitations. It                                                   should be easy to navigate.
       It’s been said that a society is judged on the basis of how                                  accomplish what I need to do in
                                                                     is one of the ironies of aging that                                                     • Ask for help with tasks that
   it treats its weakest members. Somewhere along the line,                                         the garden without adding more
                                                                     it often hurts to move but moving                                                    cause stress or strain on the
   while we were busy tolerating the misplaced priorities of                                        stress on joints, but it has been a
                                                                     also makes you feel better. These                                                    joints. Learn to lift properly and
   others, a large group of us chose to place animals higher         are things that Mom didn’t tellprocess, and I am still learning                      use larger muscles to take the
   than human beings in the hierarchy of the weak.                   you!                           new tricks. Whether you are a                         strain off smaller muscles.
       Those people may say that animals possess none of                 The physical activity of   young or older gardener, it is wise                      • Use a wheelbarrow or cart.
                                                                     gardening can be strenuous, butto take good care of yourself and                     A child’s plastic sled with a rope
   the flaws and failings their fellow human beings, that an
                                                                     the touch with nature seems to to avoid problems so that you can                     pull handle can also be useful
   animal’s love is unconditional where a person’s is not. In                                       enjoy the pleasures of gardening
   that sense, those same people would say, animals are more         outweigh the negatives. Most of                                                      especially to haul light weight
                                                                     us would say that time spent infor many years.                                       materials like brush or leaves.
   “human” than we are.                                                                                • Be realistic about what you
                                                                     the garden is therapeutic.                                                              • Consider raised bed and
       They are wrong, and to place the terrible deaths of two           I was in my early 40s when can do. Consider scaling back if                      container gardening to minimize
   unnamed puppies in higher regard than the lives of human          osteoarthritis became a painfulyour gardens are very large or                        bending. Maintaining good
   beings is the real tragedy.                                                                      reconfigure the beds to be less
                                                                     reality that I needed to manage.                                                     posture is important as joints and
                                                                     Years of working in the damp   maintenance.                                          muscles are in their most stable
                                                                     environment of the greenhouse     • Let nature nurture you as                        position.
                                                                                                    well as the plants – weed after a                        • Remember to wear a hat
                                                                                                    rain as moist soil makes the task                     and use a high number SPF
                                                                                                    easier. Choose low-maintenance                        sun block as some ar thritis
                                                                                                    plants that require less care and                     medications can make you more
                                                                                                    add 2-3 inches of mulch to the                        sensitive to sun.
                                                                                                    garden to conserve moisture and                          • Wear long sleeves or long

                                                                                                    keep down weeds.                                      pants to protect against tick
                                                                                                       • Work during the time of day                      exposure and always check for
                                                                   John A. McIntyre Jr.
                                                                                                    that you feel the best, and check                     ticks as a precaution.
                                                                                                    with your doctor for suggestions                         For many of us, it is the garden
                                                                                                    for stretching and warming up                         that keeps us going. I consider
                                                                                                    the muscles and joints before                         gardening to be a holistic activity
                                                                                                    beginning to work.                                    that is good both physically and
                                                                                                       • Vary your position and the                       physiologically. The old adage
Managing Editor — William R. DeVoe                   Advertising Representatives — Dave Hungerford, task and be sure to take breaks.
                                                     Cyndi Robinson, John Salvione, Carol Sheldon                                                         that “gardening is good for the
Copy Editor — Kristen Roberts                                                                       Learn to pace yourself.                               soul” is very true but it is good
Editorial Paginator — Jackie Domin                   Business Manager — Jennifer Deforge               • Wear gloves to protect hands                     for everything else as well!
Editorial Staff — Jennifer Farnsworth, Jackie Sher   Circulation — Irene Altieri                    from the cold and use knee pads                          For more information:
Sports Editor — Rob Jonas                            Classifieds/Business Directory — Lynne Sims     or kneelers to cushion joints.                        w w w. a r t h r i t i s . o r g ; w w w.
Art Director — David Abbott                          Legals/Reception — Irene Altieri               Sturdy shoes with a non-slip sole                     arthritisinsight.com/
                                                                                                    are a must.                                           living/gardening; and www.
Graphic Design — Martha Eriksen
                                                                                                       • Look for ergonomically                           mastergardenproducts.com/
                                                                                                    designed tools or adaptive                            gardenerscorner/arthritis.

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                                                                                 Nisky library to host free concert
Commission seeks                           Water’s Edge Lighthouse, Skip            The Young Musician’s Forum
                                           Sgarlata of River Stone Manor         will present a recital by Jin Woo
award nominees                             and Angelo Mazzone of 677             Lee, violinist, and Eunice Kim,
   The Schenectady County                  Prime will ser ve as celebrity        pianist, Saturday, March 28, 2
Human Rights Commission is                 bartenders. The cost is $25.          p.m., at the Niskayuna branch of
seeking nominees for its 26th                 Hannah’s Hope raises funds         the Schenectady County Public
Annual Human Rights Awards.                to help find a cure for giant         Librar y. The per formance is
   There are four award                    axonal neuropathy. Its namesake       free.
categories: youth, individual,             is Hannah Sames of Rexford,              Lee is an international concert
community group and justice.               who suffers from giant axonal         violinist, with recitals and concerts
The purpose of these awards is             neuropathy.                           with orchestras in the U.S., Korea,
for contributions only in the area                                               Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia,
of human rights/civil rights as it                                               France, Italy, Netherlands and
relates to intergroup relations for        S-G students                          Austria. He is a native of Seoul
Schenectady County residents.
Activities of the nominee will be
                                           to stage musical                      Korea, and began playing the
                                                                                 violin at the age of 4. He graduated
                                              Scotia-Glenville students will
considered for the last five years                                                from the Humboldt Grammar
                                           perform in “The Pajama Game,”
only.                                                                            School in Cologne, Germany in
                                           a musical, Friday and Saturday,
   The deadline for filing                 March 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m.         2001. He received a bachelor’s
applications is Wednesday, April           and Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m.       and master’s degree in Violin                       Eunice Kim                            Jin Woo Lee
8. All nominees will be introduced         The musical will be held in the       Performance from the Juilliard
and acknowledged at the awards             Scotia-Glenville High School          School. He is on a full scholarship     violinist Glenn Dicterow, Grammy-      Fuschi and Earnest Barretta.
breakfast on Wednesday, May                auditorium, Route 147. Tickets        studying in the Artist Diploma          Winning violinist Mark O’Connor        Kim subsequently won a top
20, at Glen Sanders Mansion in             are $10 for adults and $5 for         program at the Manhattan School         and violist Peter Kenote. Kim          scholarship at Nyack College,
Scotia.                                    seniors and students.                 of Music.                               began playing the piano at the age     where she earned a bachelor’s
   For tickets or information about           For information, call Susan           Kim is an active soloist and         of 4. At age 6, she won the Korean     degree in piano per formance
the Schenectady County Human               Fitting, fine arts director, at 382-   collaborative artist, performing        Young Musicians’ Contest, and          within three years, while studying
Rights Commission, call Executive          1208.                                 numerous concerts each season           at age 7, the Korean Nationwide        piano with Tammy Lum. She went
Director Brian Wright at 377-2982.                                               in New York. She has collaborated       Piano Competition. She continued       on to receive a master’s degree at
The deadline for ticket sales is                                                 with renowned artists such as New       her early studies at the Juilliard     the Juilliard Collaborated Piano
Wednesday, May 13.                         Christian school                      York Philharmonic concertmaster         Preparatory Division with Olegna       Program.

                                           plans open house
Forum to look at                              Schenectady Christian School
                                           will hold an open house Saturday,
immigrant stories
   The Social Justice Committees
                                           March 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.               Systematic Investing Helps Steady Your Emotions
                                              Teachers will be available                                                 periods of declining stock prices     investment results over the
of St. Helen and Our Lady of               for discussion and tours will              By PAUL C. HOGAN, CFA
Fatima will sponsor the spring                                                                                           and profits may be enhanced           long term than trying to time the
                                           be given. Open house guests                                                   when share prices rise over the       decline, removing capital from
educational forum, “Immigrant              can stay for the annual play,              The writer is a Senior Research
Stories: In Film and Our                                                            Analyst at Fenimore                  long term.                            the stock market, and returning
                                           “Cinderella.”                                                                                                       when “things are better.”
Community,” Sunday, March 29,                                                       Asset Management in                             DCA is a plan of
                                              The school is at 36-38                Cobleskill, NY.
from 2 to 5 p.m. in the St. Helen                                                                                               continuous investment            Systematic Withdrawal Plans
                                           Sacandaga Road, Scotia. For                                                          in securities regardless
School gym.                                                                             Patience is the key                                                        When you retire, have college
                                           information, call 370-4272 or visit                                                  of their inconsistent
   The program looks at                    www.schenectadychristian.org.            to building wealth over                                                    bills or other expenses, and
immigration issues within the                                                       the long term and in                        prices. Of course, you         need the money from your
context of Roman Catholic social                                                    a perfect world most                        must consider your             investments, DCA is also an
                                                                                                                                financial ability to
teaching. The event features a             S-G taking requests                      investors understand
                                                                                                                                continually purchase
                                                                                                                                                               efficient way to withdraw funds.
viewing of the Academy Award-                                                       this. Yet it’s very easy to                                                Investment firms that of fer
nominated film “The Visitor.”              for transportation                       let fear overwhelm you                      shares. Additionally,
                                                                                                                                I only recommend
                                                                                                                                                               systematic withdrawal plans
Following the film, Fred Boehrer,              Students attending non-public         during stock market                                                        provide a service whereby you
coordinator of the Capital Region          schools who live in the Scotia-          downturns and then Paul C. Hogan, CFA DCA when you are not                 receive a specific payment amount
                                           Glenville Central School District        to panic, sell, and lock                    charged a transaction          at predetermined inter vals –
New Sanctuary Movement, will                                                                                            fee. As with all investment
offer immigrant stories from the           must request transpor tation             in losses. On the flipside, when                                            generally monthly, quarterly,
community. The program closes              for the 2009-10 school year by           it’s a Bull market it’s easy to get methods there is no performance        semiannually, or annually. The
with a discussion.                         Wednesday, April 1.                      “irrationally exuberant” and jump guarantee, but DCA is a hassle           benefits are similar to when you
                                              Transportation forms, available       from bandwagon to bandwagon free approach.                                 were investing because money
   Admission is free and light                                                      only to discover afterward that         The Cost of Market Timing          is withdrawn automatically
refreshments will be served. All           from the non-public school or
                                           from the ScoitaGlenvilleSchools.         you missed most of the ride.                                               regardless of share prices. This
are welcome.                                                                                                                Market timing is attempting to
                                           org Web site, must be turned into        Whether times are bullish or                                               rational approach can also be
   The school is at 1801 Union                                                                                           catch the market at its highest or
                                           the non-public school office or          bearish, an emotionally-driven                                             calming because you don’t have
                                                                                                                         lowest point hoping to maximize
St., Schenectady.                          returned to the Transportation           approach can leave you with                                                to concern yourself with the daily
                                                                                                                         returns. DCA can help eliminate
                                           Supervisor, 1 Tartan Way, Scotia         significant under performance                                               fluctuations of the stock market.
                                                                                                                         the stress of trying to time the
                                           12302.                                   and increased negative feelings.                                           Ideally, your investment firm
                                                                                                                         market because you are always
Hannah’s Hope                                 For information, call 382-1291.
                                                                                    Since you don’t live in utopia,
                                                                                                                         investing. I believe the investment
                                                                                                                                                               won’t charge you transaction
                                                                                    there is a solution that can help                                          fees for systematic withdrawal
slates fundraiser                                                                   stabilize your emotions and
                                                                                                                         adage, “Time in the market is
                                                                                                                                                               services either.
   The Glenville Business and                                                                                            better than timing the market.”
                                                                                    potentially mitigate risk over the
Professional Association will              Habitat group                            long term when investing. It’s
                                                                                                                         And research studies support             In summary, DCA takes the
hold a lunch/dinner fundraiser                                                                                           this credo. The evidence below        guesswork out of investing and
for Hannah’s Hope Fund Friday,
                                           plans meeting                            called dollar-cost averaging.
                                                                                                                         from a recent Morningstar study       helps you benefit from price
                                              Habitat for Humanity of                  Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA)       is compelling and shows that          changes because you buy more
March 27, from noon to 8 p.m.
                                           Schenectady County WomenBuild                                                 market timing can be costly.          shares when prices are low and
at Solid Surface Craftsmen in                                                          If you contribute methodically
                                           will hold an informational meeting                                                                                  fewer shares when they are high.
                                           Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at
                                                                                    through a payroll deduction into           Missing the S&P 500             109 years of stock market history
   The event will feature silent                                                    your 401(k) or 403(b)(7), you
                                           First Baptist Church, 1944 Union         are already implementing this            Stock Market’s Best Days          highlights the fact that rallies
and live auctions as well as               St., Schenectady.                                                                                                   occur when investors are least
corned beef and cabbage. Local                                                      practice. DCA is a long-term                    1989-2008                  expecting them. Moreover, the
                                              For information, e-mail               investment strategy that involves
restarauteurs Pat Popolizo of                                                                                            Invested For All Days = 8.4% Return   beginning and end to a recession
                                           WomenBuild@hfhscny.org.                  investing a fixed dollar amount
                                                                                    into a particular investment or       (no market timing)                   cannot be known until they have
                                                                                    portfolio at regular intervals.                                            already occurred. Since no one
                                                                                                                         10 Best Days Missed = 4.9% Return     can predict the future, including
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU                                                                   Since you always invest the
                                                                                    same amount, you will purchase
                                                                                    more shares when the price is
                                                                                                                         20 Best Days Missed = 2.6% Return     market upturns and downturns,
                                                                                                                                                               and missing just a few of the best
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                                                                                                     Around the County
Soccer club                           by Mike Purcell. Luncheon will
                                      follow the fashion show at 12:30
                                                                                 Sharks and Jets
slates fundraiser                     p.m. The event also includes door
   The Black Watch Premier            prizes and a silent auction.
Soccer Club is sponsoring a               T ickets ar e $30. Tables
wine tasting/auction fundraising      of eight to 10 may also be
event at Riverstone Manor, 1437       reserved. All proceeds from A
Amsterdam Road in Scotia, Friday,     Symphony of Fashion will benefit
March 27, from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets   the Schenectady Symphony
are $75 per person or $125 couple.    Orchestra.
Proceeds support scholarship              For tickets and information,
funds and other club events.          call Marie Gorman at 372-7145 or
Order tickets by Friday, March 20,    e-mail sso@nycap.rr.com.
by e-mailing events@blackwatch-
soccer.us or calling 869-3986.
                                      Nursery school
Orchestra plans                       slates open houses
                                          Park Avenue Nursery School
fashion show, lunch                   will host open houses Tuesday,
   The League of the Schenectady      March 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30
Symphony Orchestra will hold its      p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
52nd annual spring fashion show
and luncheon Monday, April 6,             PANS is a non-profit, cooperative
at the Glen Sanders Mansion in        nursery school that offers morning
Scotia.                               classes for children 3 to 5 years old
                                      and an afternoon kindergarten
   “A Symphony of Fashion” will       readiness program.
begin with coffee at 10:30 a.m.
The fashion show ia at 11:30 a.m.         The school is at 1068 Park
Fashions are courtesy of Macy’s of    Ave., Schenectady. For more                Mohonasen’s Mohon Masque theater group is set to perform “West Side Story.” Show dates are Friday, April
Colonie Center, with commentary       i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t w w w.   3 and Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be in the Mohonasen
by Debbie DeLuke, hairstyles by       parkavenuenurser yschool.com               High School Theater. There will also be a dress rehearsal on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. The dress rehearsal
Rolando of La Femme and music         or call 374-8760.                          is open to the public and Mohonasen Senior Citizens with a Mohonasen Gold Card will be admitted for free.
                                                                                 Tickets will be on sale on Saturday, March 28 from 8 to 11 a.m., Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31
                                                                                 from 5-7 p.m. in the high school lobby. Tickets will also be available at the door during show nights if they

                 Fibromyalgia                                                    are not already sold out. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Submitted photo
  A Free workshop presented by the Rowdy Scarlett Women’s Club
  will be held at the Niskayuna Public Library (2400 Nott St. East)
  on Monday, April 20th at 6:30p.m. Our featured speaker will                             Just married                 Bethesda House slates
  be Dr. Jerry Brescia. Come and learn about the various causes
                                                                                          or engaged?
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  you must call to pre-register, seating is limited to the first 50                   announcement form.                    Bethesda House, an                           of local business leaders and
  registrants. You can register by calling 346-2225.                                                                   inter faith agency ser ving                      public of ficials to address the
                                                                                                                       the homeless, disabled                           needs of poor and homeless
                                                                                                                       and working poor, invites                        persons in the downtown
                                                                                                                       the entire Schenectady                           area.
                                                                                                                       community to celebrate its                           In addition to pr oviding
                                                                                                                       new facility and the final                       the only day shelter in
                                                                                                                       phase of the capital campaign
            STICKLEY STIMULUS EVENT                                                                                    to fund constr uction.
                                                                                                                           The Celebration will be
                                                                                                                                                                        S c h e n e c t a d y, B e t h e s d a
                                                                                                                                                                        House ser ves its guests with a
                                                                                                                                                                        variety of suppor t ser vices in
                GREAT $2,500,000 FURNITURE                                                                             held on April 1, at the GE
                                                                                                                       Theatre at Proctors, 432
                                                                                                                                                                        collaboration with other city
                                                                                                                                                                        social ser vice agencies.
                 AND ORIENTAL RUG SALE                                                                                 S t a t e S t r e e t , S c h e n e c t a d y.
                                                                                                                       The evening will begin at 5
                                                                                                                                                                            In 2002, Bethesda House
                                                                                                                                                                        launched the Lighthouse
               SPECIAL LOCATION: 59 WOLF RD, NEXT TO COLONIE CENTER MALL                                               with a r eception featuring                      residence in Mont Pleasant,
                                                                                                                       complimentar y refreshments                      providing permanent
                                                                                                                       donated by area restaurants                      suppor tive housing for ten
                                                                                                                       and a cash bar. At 6 p.m.                        chronically homeless persons,
                                                                                                                       the vision and design of the                     the first facility in New York
                                                                                                                       new integrated facility will be                  State to adopt the now highly
                                                                                                                       presented by Bethesda House                      acclaimed “Housing First”
                                                                                                                       executive director, Margaret                     model.
                                                                                                                       Ander ton, and other staf f and                      The new Bethesda House to
                                                                                                                       board members.                                   be built at 834-838 State Street
                                                                                                                           Major donors to the                          in the Hamilton Hill and Vale
                                                                                                                       capital campaign, including                      neighborhood will house all
                                                                                                                       the New York State Housing                       of the current programs and
                                                                                                                       and Homeless Assistance                          ser vices including the daily
                                                                                                                       Corporation, the United States                   H o s p i t a l i t y C e n t e r, d i n i n g
                                                                                                                       Depar tment of Housing and                       f a c i l i t y, c l o t h i n g p r o g r a m ,
                                                                                                                       Urban Development, the                           emergency food program and
                                                                                                                       Wright Family Foundation,                        Wellness Center.
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                                                                                                                                                                            In addition, the building
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                                                                                                                       will be recognized with                          apar tments to expand the
                                                                                                                       appreciation for $4.3 million                    agency’s “housing first”
                                                                                                                       already contributed. Suppor t                    ministr y to more chronically
                                                                                                                       will be sought for the final                     homeless citizens of
                                                                                                                       $1 million still to be raised.                   Schenectady.
                                                                                                                       The evening will culminate
                                                                                                                                                                            The integration of the
                                                                                                                       with the GE Theater showing
                                                                                                                                                                        hospitality and housing
                                                                                                                       of the film “The Pursuit of
                                                                                                                                                                        pr ograms in a new facility
                                                                                                                       Happyness” star ring Will
                                                                                                                                                                        designed to ser ve the poor
                                                                                                                       Smith, a moving tr ue stor y of
                                                                                                                                                                        will increase the program
                                                                                                                       homelessness, compassion
                                                                                                                       and hope.                                        and staf f resources available
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Local ACS branch named among top workplaces
 Statewide initiative uses                                                                                                                          here thoroughly engaged in our                                    to new applicants, as well as
 employee surveys to rank                                                                                                                           mission? Are they happy here?’”                                   being a morale boost to current
                                                                                                                                                    Guyette said.                                                     employees.
                                                                                                                                                       Marilyn Baish, director of                                         “Our reputation is all we have,”
                                                                                                                                                    wellness and benefits at ACS,                                     she said. “We don’t sell a product,
      By FAITH GIMZEK                                                                                                                               agreed.                                                           we have a reputation. This is one
   news@spotlightnews.com                                                                                                                               “We don’t have the funds [for                                 way to demonstrate that.”
                                                                                                                                                    consulting firms],” said Baish.                                        The goal of the “Best
   The American Cancer Society                                                                                                                      “What we get for doing this is                                    Companies” ranking, according
Eastern Division, whose main                                                                                                                        we get a report back. It gives us                                 to NYS-SHRM chairperson Barry
branch is located in Loudonville,                                                                                                                   some information on where we                                      Manus, is not just to recognize
has been named one of the best                                                                                                                      scored high and low, and what                                     employers that have noble human
companies to work for in New                                                                                                                        we need to work on.”                                              resources practices, but to gain
York in a competition sponsored                                                                                                                        Baish added that the anonymity                                 other companies’ interest in
by several business groups that                                                                                                                     of the employee sur vey is the                                    improving their own workplace
used employee surveys to rank                                                                                                                       most useful aspect to help define                                  environments.
companies across the state.                                                                                                                         ACS’ human resources practices                                        “ We k n o w t h a t h a p p i e r
   The initiative, inspired by         Maria Guyette, senior vice president of human resources at the American                                      because it allows for a more                                      employees are more productive
Fortune magazine’s “100 Best           Cancer Society Eastern Division, hard at work in her office in Loudonville.                                   honest evaluation.                                                employees, and it improves the
Companies to Work for in               The ACS was recently named one of the best companies to work for in                                             Guyette said there’s a                                         company’s bottom line,” Manus
America” list, is sponsored by         New York.                                                                                                    correlation between having good                                   said.
the New York State Society for                                                             William DeVoe/Spotlight                                  human resources practices and                                         Manus said that there are
Human Resource Management,                                                                                                                          employee retention. She said that                                 many consulting firms that could
the Business Council of New            known for its signature programs               According to the initiative’s
                                                                                                                                                    many nonprofits have a steady                                      provide a similar ser vice, but
York and Best Companies                and community outreach                      Web site, bestcompaniesny.com,
                                                                                                                                                    turnover rate in staff because the                                with the only cost involved being
Group, a national consulting           events.                                     award recipients are selected
                                                                                                                                                    work can be very demanding.                                       the sliding scale entry fee, the
firm.                                      Guyette said that although               based on an assessment of                                                                                                          “Best Companies” competition
                                                                                   anonymous employee surveys.                                         “There can be a significant
   The Loudonville branch              ACS maintains a vast network of                                                                                                                                                is an inexpensive way to obtain a
                                                                                                                                                    burnout factor, but we don’t
will be honored at an awards           volunteers, many of whom are                Employees are randomly                                                                                                             valuable service.
                                                                                                                                                    experience that. People here are
presentation and gala dinner on        cancer survivors, it employs only           selected to complete a brief
                                                                                                                                                    united by the mission. They’re                                        “If an individual company
Thursday, April 23, at the Marriot     a small staff.                              online sur vey that addresses
                                                                                                                                                    committed. We just don’t have                                     were to employ a consultant, it
Hotel in Albany. This is its second       “If people know about us, they           topics such as overall satisfaction                              the turnover you’d expect,” she                                   would cost thousands of dollars,”
nomination, having ranked third        know about us as an organization            and engagement, personal                                         said.                                                             Manus said.
in the large company category          that does research; they don’t              relationship with management,
                                                                                                                                                       Guyette added that receiving                                       For information, or to register
in 2007.                               think about us as an employer,”             and pay and benefits.
                                                                                                                                                    the award is useful as a recruiting                               for the 2010 competition, go to
   “People are ver y proud of          she said.                                      Employers are also asked                                      tool, and it is a selling point                                   bestcompaniesny.com.
this. This has become something           She said ACS chose to                    to complete a questionnaire
that we strive for, something we       par ticipate in the sur vey for             that examines the company’s
wait to see if we get,” said Maria     several reasons.                            employee procedures and
Guyette, senior vice president of         Foremost, Guyette said, was              policies. Questions range from
human resources at ACS.                the survey’s value as an evaluation         workplace diversity to health-care
   As the leading contributor          tool to receive staff feedback,             coverage, to recycling programs,
to cancer research outside of          which helps the organization                to allotted vacation time and sick
the federal government, ACS            address areas that are in need of           days.
is a nonprofit organization well        improvement.                                   “It’s really, ‘Are the people

Program to collect hazardous waste
   The 2009 Schenectady County         County Composting and                       com, e-mail jef f.edwar ds@
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first collection Friday, April 3.       the July collection to be held              Economic Development and
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residents to bring unwanted            An evening collection and
hazar dous chemicals fr om             Saturday collections will also
around their homes to the              be offered.
Schenectady County Composting
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Pre-registration is required by
                                          The program is available only
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                                       County residents can purchase
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Author says suicide shouldn’t be taboo subject
 Dominick Rizzo shares his            for Suicide Prevention.                                                           in a backyard pool became             but I started to put it into book
experiences and publishes                 From a young age, Rizzo was a                                                 the symbolic dynamite to his          form.”
                                      “cutter,” a type of self-mutilation                                               dysfunction and the impetus to           Rizzo’s story is not uncommon,
  the poetry that got him                                                                                               what happened next.
through his ‘darkest times’           that can be associated with                                                                                             but his story of success and hope
                                      depression and other disorders,                                                       “I became str uck by that,        is one that should be heard, said
                                      and had anger issues that led                                                     and I came in the house and           Sam Messina, a Bethlehem town
   By JARRETT CARROLL                                                                                                   I remember thinking ‘I’m just         councilman and former suicide
                                      him to seek anger management
    Spotlight Newspapers                                                                                                gonna go to bed, I’m just gonna       crisis hotline counselor.
                                      counseling. But it was the
  carrollj@spotlightnews.com                                                                                            lay down and go to sleep,” said
                                      isolation and over-analytical self-                                                                                        “It’s time that the issue of
                                      pity that got the better of Rizzo,                                                Rizzo. “And I saw the knives, and     suicide and depression come
   Dominick Rizzo had it all
                                      not the anger, he said.                                                           I just buried the knife in my wrist   fur ther in the social eye,” he
— the quintessential American
                                          “I was a quiet and shy person.                                                four times.”                          said. “It impacts society and it can
Dream. But, for some reason, it
just wasn’t enough.                   I had cer tain friends I would                                                        Rizzo’s wife and younger          impact any individual.”
                                      communicate with, but I was                                                       brother brought him to the               Messina said suicide has been
   Growing up in Albany and
                                      always the listener, the silent one.                                              emergency room, after which
then Guilderland, where he                                                                                                                                    appropriately described as “the
                                      … I was a very negative person,”                                                  he was sent for a psychological
graduated from high school,                                                                                                                                   perfect storm,” when not just one
                                      he said. “There’s always that                                                     evaluation, he said.
Rizzo lives with his wife and two                                                                                                                             incident, but a chain of events can
children in the very home where       stigma, what’s his problem? Why is                                                    “Seeing your father cry kind      lead to despair and a feeling of
he was born. At age 30, he works      he behaving like this? Why isn’t he                                               of wakes you up a little bit,” said   overwhelming emotional pain.
                                                                             Dominick Rizzo reads over some of          Rizzo. “Then getting in the safety
at a retirement community in          laughing? Why isn’t he going out to                                                                                        “It gets to the point for some
                                                                             his poetry that he has collected in        vehicle, when you get in the back
Slingerlands and talks with the       the parties and doing this?”           several notebooks over nearly two                                                people that the pain of going
confidence and experience of a                                                                                           of a passenger car and there’s a
                                          The first serious incident         decades.                                                                         on with life is greater than the
person nearly twice his age.                                                                                            driver and a nurse in the front
                                      occur red when Rizzo was a                            Jarrett Carroll/Spotlight                                         fear of death,” said Messina.
                                                                                                                        and a nurse next to me, and I look
   Rizzo said it has not always       young man and was getting ready                                                                                         “The heartache of some of the
                                                                                                                        to my right and the door handle
been this way, and his writing is     to go out to a nightclub in Albany.    “I realized I was changing, but                                                  callers is so great. … They feel
                                                                                                                        was broken off so you couldn’t
a testament to those struggles.       He didn’t go after a friend made       people around me still thought I                                                 isolated, but being able to talk to
                                                                                                                        get out.
In his first book, “The Spiral        a comment about the clothes he         was that ‘rage-aholic.’”                                                         someone confidentially can be
Staircase of My Life,” published      was wearing.                                                                          “I realized, ‘Wow, I’m going to
                                                                                 It all came to a head inside of        the psych ward now,’” he said.        very powerful.”
by Author House, Rizzo outlines           “I cut myself,” he said. “I                                                                                            Messina said Rizzo is living
                                                                             Rizzo’s head one day while he was              Rizzo said the experience
through poetr y his transition        actually cut my face with a razor                                                                                       proof that some can be saved,
                                                                             putting up a pool in his backyard          helped him realize that he was
from a teenage boy to the man         when I was 21 above my eyebrow.                                                                                         but warned that is not always
                                                                             with his younger brother. Like             not only hur ting himself but
he is today.                          It’s embarrassing to talk about,                                                                                        the case, which is hardest for
                                                                             many home projects, things                 those he loved.
   “Friends, family — I had           but I did it.”                         didn’t go smoothly. He described                                                 families and loved ones left
ever ything. I had love, cars,            More than half a decade later,                                                    He then made the courageous
                                                                             the isolation he felt when people          decision to turn his personal         behind who feel they could have
a job, the college I wanted I         Rizzo was in anger management          would treat him like a patient in                                                done something to prevent it.
went to,” Rizzo said. “The point      counseling and felt as if some                                                    crisis into a positive endeavor
                                                                             counseling and saw the simplest            by piecing together several              “Some suicides cannot be
I really want to [make] is that       people were treating him as a          of irritations as rage.                                                          avoided, even when given a
depression just comes to some         loose cannon. He said the looks                                                   notebooks of poetr y he had
                                                                                 “And when they walk away               written since his early teens.        second chance and with the best
people. There’s no reason; you        and comments from loved ones                                                                                            of intentions from a supportive,
                                                                             from me, it’s like, ‘I’m fine; I’m          The poems chronicled his life’s
can’t help it.”                       made coping with his issues                                                                                             loving family,” he said. “But
                                                                             changing and you guys don’t                journey, good times and bad,
   He said a “chemical                even more troubling for fear of        see that,’ and it made me …                                                      although suicide is not always
                                                                                                                        which Rizzo described as “a
imbalance” led to his depression      propagating suspicions he would        frustrated,” said Rizzo.                                                         avoidable, sometimes it is, and
                                                                                                                        culmination of my 30 years here
and ultimately his suicide attempt    “fly off the handle.”                                                                                                    people need to know that there
                                                                                 It was in 2007, just after his         on this Earth.”
in 2007, which is why Rizzo is            “I was going through anger         first son was bor n, that the                                                    is help and support for them out
                                                                                                                            “I was ashamed and scared
donating all of the proceeds of his   management, and it was really          multitude of emotions surfaced                                                   there.”
                                                                                                                        and embarrassed,” Rizzo said of
book to the American Foundation       good. It was working,” said Rizzo.     and overpowered him. For Rizzo,                                                     Messina serves on the board
                                                                                                                        his suicide attempt. “And then
                                                                             not being able to complete a               I started the production for the      of directors for Family and
                                                                             normal family project like putting         book — it was already written,        Children’s Service of the Capital
                                                                                                                                                              District, a not-for-profit that is
                                                                                                                                                              the area’s oldest counseling and
                                                                                                                                                              family ser vice, but no longer
                                                                                                                                                              works as a hotline counselor.
                                                                                                                                                                 Rizzo said he overcame his
                                                                                                                                                              inner demons by letting them out
                                                                                                                                                              and not bottling up his feelings.
                                                                                                                                                                 “Communication is what I’ve
                                                                                                                                                              learned. For a guy, it’s not always
                                                                                                                                                              easy,” he said. “It’s a simple as,
                                                                                                                                                              ‘This is what happened.’ And
                                                                                                                                                              usually once you say, ‘You know,
                                                                                                                                                              I had a bad day at work,’ it usually
                                                                                                                                                              just comes right out.”

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G’land residents decry DWAI proposal
    Councilman’s                      under the influence of even the                         in court, saving time for Guilder-                       John Bailey and Denise Randall,                          backlogged cases and gener-
                                      smallest amount of alcohol.                            land, as well as providing a guar-                       and each handles about 5,500                             ate revenue faster. He said that
 suggestion to ignore                     She urged the town board to                        antee for some counseling.                               cases per year.                                          an additional justice could also
                                      let the police use their profes-                           Redlich, a defense lawyer,                              Bailey said the traffic court                          provide an opportunity for cases
low-level DWAIs met                   sional discretion when it comes                        said he has won cases for clients                        on Monday and criminal court                             to be heard in the day, and that
with vocal opposition                 to writing tickets.                                    who were charged with aggra-                             on Thursday average close to                             could decrease the town’s alloca-
                                          “They know when to stop                            vated DWI, and the defendant                             170 cases each night.                                    tion of overtime to officers who
                                      them. They know when to write                          was not penalized at all.                                   “Our Monday nights are very                           appear in court off-duty. Runion
    By DAN SABBATINO                  tickets. They do it from their                             “I win some of these cases,                          busy. Our Thursday nights are                            said the money saved on over-
sabbatinod@spotlightnews.com          heart,” she said. “It’s not a solu-                    Redlich said. “You may not like                          even busier,” Bailey said.                               time and the quicker revenue
                                      tion to let a drunk driver walk.”                      the fact that I win these cases.”                           Bailey said some nights can                           stream would cover the cost of
    Guilderland residents spoke           Others stated that DWI en-                             Soares said changing the poli-                       have as many as 250 cases, but                           an additional justice.
out en masse Tuesday, March           forcement should not be direct-                        cy to accept pleas for aggravated                        he is dedicated to giving every-                            Councilman Paul Pastore said
17, against a proposal by Coun-       ed by the town board. Letters                          DWI cases above 0.20 is “outra-                          one a fair hearing.                                      that hiring a third justice as the
cilman Warren Redlich that            from the Albany County Dis-                            geous.” He said stricter enforce-                           The town pulled in $851,256                           economy worsens could be pru-
would direct police officers to        trict Attorney’s office; Leonard                        ment is vital to keeping drunken                         last year from the court system.                         dent because crime tends to in-
not write tickets for DWAI, or        Crouch, administrator of the                           drivers off the road.                                    Revenue from the court has                               crease in those times.
driving while ability impaired,       Stop-DWI program in Albany                                 Soares’ office wrote a letter                         been on the rise, and was close                             A bill in the state Legislature
offenses where defendants reg-        County; and town residents were                        to the Guilderland Town Board                            to $117,000 from 2006-2007, Run-                         to give the town permission to
ister a 0.04 or 0.05 blood-alcohol    submitted to the board prior to                        in response to Redlich’s sugges-                         ion said.                                                hire another judge must pass
content.                              the meeting. All were opposed to                       tion.                                                       Runion said hiring a third jus-                       both houses and be signed by
    Redlich proposed the mea-         Redlich’s suggestion.                                      “Quite frankly, we didn’t be-                        tice to shoulder some of the load                        the governor before the town
sure to increase the efficiency of         Some speakers brought signs                        lieve this was an actual proposal                        would allow the court to process                         can proceed.
the court because DWAI tickets        and pictures of their loved ones                       being put forth,” Soares said.
are commonly thrown out by            as a reminder to the board of                          “Over the last several years, law
judges.                               the tragedies drunk driving can                        enforcement in Albany County
    However, at that Tuesday          bring.                                                 has worked very hard to send
Town Board meeting, a mo-                 Redlich responded to the                           a message about drunk people
tion to seek permission from          public criticism by saying he is                       getting behind the wheel of a
the state to hire an additional       only citing the parameters of                          car.”
town justice passed 4-to-1, with      state law that result in dismissal                         Soares said Redlich should
Redlich dissenting, adding that       of many charges.                                       not, as a legislator, dictate police
it is an expense the town cannot
                                          “I’m not saying we let them                        policy.
afford.                               walk. They do walk,” Redlich                               He also took issue with
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    “We just decided to spend
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    Anna Russo, deputy town
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                                                                                                          zutto, said she met with OPAL        which BOCES currently does
                                                                          ■ Scholars
                                     because it’s the first thing guests
■ Glen                               see.
                                        “The hope is that [these
                                                                                                          parents this past week to dis-
                                                                                                          cuss dif ferent alternatives for
                                                                                            (From Page 1) the various gifted programs.
                                                                                                                                               through John Hopkins Uni-
                  (From Page 1)      changes] will attract more peo-                                                                              Currently Young Scholars
                                     ple. I don’t think we were losing                                    She said the Young Scholars          provides an accelerated pro-
   so unique.”                       any business because we hadn’t       the OPAL teachers would take teachers through BOCES are              gram for humanities and sci-
   The renovations were ap-          made these changes,” said Maz-       over that enrichment program ver y connected to the stu-             ence in grades four through
plauded by Schenectady County        zone. “I think basically our goal    in the elementar y schools.     dents and the parents, and           eight, Sciatic is a math and
Legislator Jim Buhrmaster, R-        is to strive to be the sought-af-       A mother of three children communication with them is             science program for seventh-
Glenville.                           ter place to get married, and 20     in the district, Christine McK- strong.                              grade students, and OPAL is
   “I think since its first open-     years ago we were the cream of       enna, said that Young Schol-       “I keep coming back to the        for grades three through five,
ing, we’re just so happy to have     the crop for events.”                ars provides an oppor tunity fact that this is such a great          along with several dif ferent
Angelo Mazzone in our commu-            He said he believes Mazzone       for children who excel in the program as it is. I often hear         honors classes being of fered
nity and in the Capital Region       Management Group feeds its           humanities, and she feels that it’s impor tant to the district to    at the high school level.
because he’s a great asset for       own competition with its other       the program of fers oppor tuni- have a strong connection to             At the end of the 45-minute
providing not only a fine restau-     establishments, which include        ties that Scotia-Glenville may the teachers who teach this           public comment session, com-
rant and establishment, but he’s     Angelo’s 677 Prime in Albany,        not be able to compete with.    program. I can tell you they         munity member Jerr y Moore
also been a great supporter of all   Apertivio Bistro in Schenectady         “We do the math and sci- are ver y open and accessible.           said that he appreciated the
of the great things in our com-      and Prime at Saratoga National.      ence piece ver y well, but I just don’t understand why I             board’s patience.
munity,” said Buhrmaster. “Be-          Glen Sanders Mansion first         there has been over whelming keep seeing changing Young                 “In all the years I have at-
ing a Town of Glenville resident     began hosting parties, weddings      suppor t for the Young Schol- Scholars on the agenda,” said          tended these meeting, this
my whole life, I am so happy to      and galas two decades ago after      ars humanities. The program Rizzuto.                                 is the most comprehensive
see that property growing, and       being acquired by Mazzone, but       is challenging and meets the       Parents asked the board           set of arguments I have ever
growing right before our eyes.”      the building dates back to the       kids’ needs. It makes sense to provide them with actual              heard,” said Moore.
   The improvements to Glen          mid-17th century. George Wash-       to me to maintain something numbers for the current BO-                 The board will meet again
Sanders Mansion began right at       ington even stayed at the man-       that has consistently had CES program. They also said                7 p.m. Monday, March 31, at
the entranceway of the banquet       sion when he was a general.          such positive feedback,” said that they were uneasy with             the middle school.
hall, with automatic doors and          The original structure was        McKenna.                        the dif ference there may be
a new patio, a new concierge         built in 1658 as a trading port,        Another parent, Morena Ri- in evaluating their children,
desk, and a brighter lobby with      100 feet closer to the river. Af-
new paint, lighting and floors.       ter severe flooding, Alexander
                                     Lindsey Glen, who built the orig-
Updates to the ballroom include
a new ceiling and wallpaper, an
improved lighting system and an
                                     inal structure, salvaged what he
                                     could and built a new, one-room
                                                                          ■ Wilt                               “It is unlikely that we will
                                                                                                            ever know how it ended up
                                                                                                            here, but this is a good re-
                                                                                                                                               sive because it clogs the tree’s
                                                                                                                                               ability to take in water and nu-
                                                                                                                                               trients. He also said that of fi-
audio-visual projection system.      house. Today, that dwelling                              (From Page 1)
                                                                                                            minder that we need to rein-       cials were not able to identify
   Other parts of the facility are   is still in use as the kitchen of                                      force why it’s not always safe     it immediately and needed to
also undergoing a facelift. This     the present mansion. Over the        the DEC will not cut any of for trees to be transplanted,”           send it out for testing.
spring, the restaurant at Glen       years, the mansion was expand-       those trees.                      said McFarland.                        McFarland said the tree re-
Sanders Mansion will reopen          ed and built onto, being passed          The DEC will hire a con-         Rick Georgeson, public          moval will come at no cost to
with a new menu and ambiance.        from owner to owner as a private     tractor to remove seven trees af fairs representative of the         the town and is being funded
During the spring and summer,        home. In 1988, Angelo Mazzone        in the Glen Oaks develop- Depar tment of Environmen-                 by the DEC at a cost of about
the 22 rooms that make up the        purchased the building, and over     ment, which first showed tal Conser vation, said that                $30,000.
inn will also undergo a signifi-      the years transformed it into the    signs of this tree fungus late the removal of the seven in-              Georgesen said that al-
cant makeover.                       establishment that exists today,     last fall. The fungus is more fected trees will begin later          though they do not know how
   Matt Mazzone, CFO of Maz-         including the addition of the 22-    commonly found in the mid- this month. He also said that             the oak wilt was transpor ted
zone Management Group and            room inn in 1995.                    western par t of the countr y, the DEC will most likely con-         to Glenville, a new regula-
son of Angelo Mazzone, said he          For information, visit the Web    and it is still unknown how it tinue to remove trees within a        tion was enacted March 18 to
believes that the most significant    site at www.glensandersman-          showed up in Glenville.           5-acre perimeter through the       protect forests from destruc-
changes were made to the grand       sion.com.                                McFarland said the DEC end of June.                              tive diseases by not allowing
ballroom and the lobby. He said                                           and the town agree that their        Georgesen said that trench-     impor ted firewood into New
that they wanted to add a much                  Click it up!              ef for ts will be better spent ing was ruled out because of          York unless it has been treat-
brighter touch to their décor to     Comment on this story and others     alleviating the problem as too many underground utility              ed to eliminate pests. The
give the lobby a greater impact         at www.spotlightnews.com          opposed to determining the obstacles.                                regulation also prohibits the
                                                                          cause due to its rarity.             “The DEC’s priority is to       movement of untreated fire-
                                                                                                            contain and remove the dis-        wood within New York more
                                                                                                            eased trees and then move on       than 50 miles from its source.
                                                                                      Got news?             to those surrounding,” said        For information, go to the
                                                                               Call Spotlight at 439-4949   Georgesen.                         DEC’s Web site at www. dec.
                                                                                           or                  Georgesen said that the         ny.gov.
                                                                                         e-mail             fungal disease can be aggres-
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                                                                                                           Syndrome and other PDD              registration fee is $130 with
                                                                                                           Conference Thursday, April 9,       a deadline of March 31. After
                                                                                                           at the Italian American Com-        that, the fee is $165. There is
                                                                                                           munity Center, 257 Washing-         a $65 family member fee avail-
                                                                                                           ton Avenue #2, Albany.              able to parents or guardians
                                                                                                              Ross W. Greene, the cre-         of individuals with Asperger’s
                                                                                                           ator of the Collaborative           Syndrome. For information,
                                                                                                           Problem Solving (CPS) model         visit www.cfdsny.org. To reg-
                                                                                                           of psychosocial treatment for       ister, call 944-2107.
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                                                                                                                   Schenectady temple
                                                                                                                   to show documentary
                                                                                                                          Panel to discuss
                                                                                                                         movie about Israel

                                                                                                                   Congregation Agudat Achim will
                                                                                                                show the documentary, “The Case
                                                                                                                for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost,”
                                                                                                                Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. A panel
                                                                                                                discussion will follow.
                                                                                                                   Tickets for the event are $7.50
                                                                                                                for adults and $5 for students.
                                                                                                                They will be sold at the door
                                                                                                                beginning at 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                   The film presents a case for
                                                                                                                Israel’s basic rights as a country,
                                                                                                                to exist, to protect its citizens
                                                                                                                from terrorism and to defend its
                                                                                                                borders.                                           “The Case for Israel: Democracy’s
                                                                                                                   A panel will discuss the                        Outpost” presents a case for Israel’s
                                                                                                                issues raised in the film. Robert                   basic rights as a country.
                                                                                                                Feinberg, a nuclear physicist and
                                                                                                                former General Electric manager,                    Strosberg, a rheumatologist who
                                                                                                                will serve as moderator. Members                    has practiced medicine in Israel
                                                                                                                of the panel are Rabbi Theodore                     and served as a volunteer with the
                                                                                                                Lichtenfeld, spiritual leader of                    Civil Guard; and Gerry Magnes,
                                                                                                                Congregation Agudat Achim,                          a state government administrator
                                                                                                                and Rabbi Chanan Markowitz,                         and co-chair of Jewish Alliance for
                                                                                                                spiritual leader of Congregation                    Justice and Peace.
Twelve-year-old Skylar Pagliuca, of Colonie, demonstrates her martial arts breaking skills by plowing through Beth Shalom, Clifton Park. Also                          The program is sponsored by
several wooden boards.                                                                                          on the panel are Igal Zuravicky, a                  the Adult Education Committee
                                                                                                Submitted photo cardiologist raised in Israel who                   of Agudat Achim. Refreshments
                                                                                                                served as an officer in the Israeli                  will be served.

Girl breaks the competition
     Skylar Pagliuca, 12,             Arnold Classic Sports Weekend,         reaches her black belt. Pagliuca
                                                                                                                Defense Forces during the Six
                                                                                                                Day and Yom Kippur Wars; James
                                                                                                                                                                        Congregation Agudat Achim is
                                                                                                                                                                    at 2117 Union St., Schenectady.

      wins international              an inter national competition          said that she will probably reach                                     LOOKING FOR A SUMMER
                                      of assor ted spor ting events,         her black belt by the time she
       martial arts title             where she took home the title          turns 16.
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   When 12-year-old Skylar
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martial arts style of breaking, it    master, Pil-Sung Mar tial Ar ts        in action.                                                            summer season from June 16th thru August 31, 2009.
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   She just thought it was cool.                                             she gets to an event, she’s very             I Ensure health & safety of all campers & staff  I Strong assessment abilities
                                         “She’s very good with power         focused and ver y intense,” he               I Red Cross CPR & First Aid certification        I NYS driver’s license
   According to Pagliuca, who is      for a 12-year-old girl,” he said.      said.                                        I Responsible, hard-working                      I Excellent communication skills
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                                      breaking typically not only            doing so is something she                                            For immediate consideration or
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she said.
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just practicing her form while
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   “Once I got more into it,” she
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things and more things that
would attract people.”
   One of those “fancier”
things, Pagliuca said, is to do

a straight kick over her head,
br eaking a boar d over her
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                                                                                                              CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
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                                                                      Entertainment Spotlight                                    The men who skate with the Smucker’s On Ice tour are
     By JACQUELINE M. DOMIN                                                                                                                 Olympic, world and national champions.

             ike many elite ice skaters,
             John Zimmerman started
             skating when he was
             young, hitting the ice
    for the first time when he was
    just 3.
        For the most part, though,
    Zimmerman’s upbringing wasn’t
    typical of a professional skater.
    There were no private coaches
    or fancy home rinks. As a kid in
    Alabama, he honed his skating
    skills at the local shopping
    mall, which had an indoor ice
    rink. Zimmerman participated
    in all kinds of sports, and
    he almost gave up skating
    for baseball when he was a
        A long list of accolades
    would seem to indicate
    Zimmerman made the right
    decision by sticking with
    skating. He’s an Olympian
    and a three-time national
    champion. These days, he
    skates with the Smuckers
    Stars on Ice tour, which
    stops in Albany Sunday,
    March 29, for a show at the                   Skater John Zimmerman will strut his stuff solo at Stars on Ice
    Times Union Center.
        Sometimes, Zimmerman said,
    it’s hard to believe that this kid        “I should not even be in
    who headed out to skate after          this sport is what it comes
                                                                               Zimmerman’s mom is the
    watching Saturday morning              down to,” he said with a laugh
                                                                            one who introduced him to the       “It’s a dream to be able to make
    cartoons is now making his             during a recent interview from
                                                                            sport. A Michigan native, his       a living doing what you love.”           gives him and the other skaters
    living on the ice.                     Cleveland, where Stars on Ice
                                                                            mom was a “pond skater” and             It’s a dream that Zimmerman          time to sightsee and explore
                                           was performing.
                                                                            loved being out on the ice, he      wasn’t going to let die just             during the week.
                                                                            said. So, she took young John       because Ina decided not to rejoin
                                                                            to the mall on the weekends,                                                    Beyond Stars on Ice, skating
                                A L B A N Y                                                                     the tour this year. Instead, he’s        has taken him everywhere from
                                                                            letting him spend hours skating.    hitting the ice this season as a

               Pro Musica
                                                                                                                                                         Tokyo to Siberia. He trained
                                                                               She was adamant, though,         solo skater with Stars on Ice.                     in Russia for four
                                                                            that he play other sports, too.                                                         months.
                                                                            Zimmerman fell in love
                David Griggs-Janower, Artistic Director & Conductor         with baseball, which                                                                        “These are places
                                                                            presented a dilemma                                                                     I would never dream
                                                                            when he was about 14                                                                    of going,” he said. “I
                                                                            and it was becoming                                                                      can’t get enough of it.”
                                                                            clear he was an above                                                                        He’s also had
                                                                            average athlete. He                                                                      the chance to rub
                                                                            knew he had to decide to                                                                  elbows with some of
                                                                            focus on just baseball or                                                                 his sport’s biggest

                                                                            just skating.                                                                             and brightest stars.
                                                                               He liked the idea of                                                                    Zimmerman said he
                                                                            being more involved with                                                                   knew he’d arrived
                                                                            his school, which baseball                                                                 when Olympic
                                                                            offered. Skating, on the                                                                   gold medalist
                                                                            other hand, had cute girls.                                                                 Brian Boitano
                                                                               Skating won.                                                                              him years ago
                                                                               When he was 17,                                                                           at a skating
                                                                            Zimmerman moved to                                                                           competition.
                                                                            Atlanta to train. Relatively                                                                     Another
                                                                            speaking, it wasn’t that far,                                                                 Olympic gold
                                                                            but it was a big adjustment                                                                   medalist, Scott
                                                                            for him.                                                                                      Hamilton,
                                                                               “I just had a hard time                                                                    founded the Stars
                                                                            leaving home,” Zimmerman,                                                                      on Ice tour. Now
                                                                            now 36, said.                                                                                  in its 23rd year,
                        Bach:                                                  He found comfort in pairs
                                                                            skating, getting a rush out
                                                                                                                                                                           it’s sponsored
                                                                                                                                                                            by Smucker’s
                  St. John Passion                                          of sharing the ice with some
                                                                            of those cute girls who had
                                                                                                                                                                            and features
                                                                                                                                                                            a constantly
                                                                            helped sway his decision to                                              ith  some of the        changing cast of
                               Mozart: Regina Coeli                                                                                  erman poses w
                                                                            remain a skater.
                                                                                                                 Sk ater John Zimm Smucker’s On Ice tour.                    Olympic, world
                                                                                                                             en on the                                       and national
                               Corigliano: Fern Hill                           “I liked lifting the girls
                                                                            and throwing them and doing
                                                                            acrobatic things,” he said. “To                                                            Sasha Cohen, who
                 With professional soloists, full orchestra and our                                                                                      won silver at the 2006 Olympics
                                                                            me, it was the macho side of           “I figured, this is the best gig
                  guest choir Shenendehowa High School East’s               skating.”                                                                    in Turin, is one of the headliners
                                                                                                                of my life right now,” he said. “I
                               Mostly A Cappella.                              In 1998, Zimmerman paired        have fun, and I’m making money.
                                                                                                                                                         of the current tour.
                                                                            with Kyoko Ina. The two won         Let’s just keep going it until my           Smucker’s Stars on Ice visits
                                Saturday, March 28                          three national titles together      body gives out.”                         Times Union Center in Albany
                  8 p.m. at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy              before turning pro after the 2002                                            Sunday, March 29, for a 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                   The skating isn’t the only fun
                                                                            World Championships. They                                                    show. Tickets start at $25 and
                                                                                                                aspect of the job. Zimmerman
                 Tickets: Troy Music Hall Box Office: (518) 273-0038          spent the next six years touring                                             can be purchased at the Times
                                                                                                                loves to travel, and Stars on Ice
                                                                            with Stars on Ice.                                                           Union Center Box Office, by
                                                                                                                will visit 40 U.S. cities this year.
                                                                               “It’s the tour that I grew up                                             visiting www.starsonice.com
                                www.albanypromusica.org                                                         Zimmerman said shows are
                                                                            watching,” Zimmerman said.                                                   or www.timesunion.com or by
                                                                                                                generally on weekends, which
                                                                                                                                                         calling 800-30-EVENT.

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                                                     ANNIE & THE HEDONISTS
                                                                                                                         Arts & Entertainment
                                                                                                   ALBANY CENTER GALLERIES                    panist to provide music for its improvised              COLONIE CENTENNIAL                             SIENA CHAMBER
            Theater                           One of the top area acoustic bands, with        “AriTHmetic,” through March 28, 5 p.m.,         comedy shows. Information, contact Mi-
                                                                                                                                              chael Burns at michaelburns@mopco.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                         BRASS CHOIR                              ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
                                              opening act Jean Rohe & Liam Robinson,          39 Columbia St., Albany. Information,                                                           Openings for brass players, rehearsals       Rehearsals Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. for or-
                                              March 28, 8 p.m., Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St.,     462-4775.                                       or Kat Koppett at katkoppet@mopco.org.          on first Thursday and third Tuesday of the    chestra, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for choir,
  OF THE UNDERGOUND RAILROAD                  Saratoga Springs, $12 caffe members, $15                                                              NOT SO COMMON PLAYERS                     month, at 7:15 p.m., town hall, Route 9,     Siena College, Route 9, Loudonville. In-
                                              general public. Information, 583-0022.               LOCAL COLOR ART GALLERY                                                                    Newtonville. Information, 783-2760.          formation, 783-2325.
      IN THE CAPITAL REGION                                                                                                                   Holding auditions for summer production
                                                                                              “New Beginnings,” a collection of paint-
Original children’s play developed by Cap-              HÉBERT, ROTHFIELD                     ings from Colonie Art League members            of “Bye Bye Birdie,” May 4 and 5, 6:30                  SUBURBAN SOUNDS                       THE ORCHESTRA ON THE COMMON
ital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St.,                  AND WILSON                         celebrating gallery’s new location adjacent     p.m., Shenendehowa Senior Center, Clif-                 COMMUNITY CHORUS                     Openings in the string section, also need
Albany, 11:30 a.m., March 28, adults $10,     Fiddle-intensive string band, March 28,         to Faddegon’s Nursery, through April 30,        ton Common, Clifton Park. Information,          Openings in mixed chorus, rehearsals         French horn, trombone, flute and bass
children $5. Information, 445-7469.           8 p.m., Old Songs, Inc., 37 South Main          1138 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham.             Sean Carter, 573-0386; Richard Linehan,         Sundays at 7 p.m. at Lynnwood Reformed       drum players, rehearsals Friday at 9 a.m.,
                                              St., Voorheesville, $17. Information,765-       Information, 220-9027.                          608-5880; or Pat O’Donnell, 371-6681.           Church, Route 146, Guilderland. Informa-     Shenendehowa Senior Center, Clifton
                                              2815.                                                                                             SPOTLIGHT PLAYERS COMMUNITY                   tion, 861-8000.                              Common, Clifton Park. Information, 372-
Robert Bolt play about King Henry VIII’s                                                         NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE
                                                                                                                                                           THEATER                                                                         5146.
attempt to divorce his first wife and the           BRIAN PATNEAUDE QUARTET                    "Dawn of Modern Dance: Music, Myth                                                                      FRIENDSHIP SINGERS
moral dilemma faced by the newly-se-          Weekly jazz show, March 29, 9 p.m., Jus-        and Movement," exhibit chronicling the          Holding auditions for summer production         Openings in women’s singing group, fo-              ELECTRIC CITY CHORUS
lected Chancellor of England, presented       tin’s, 301 Lark St., Albany, $3. Information,   careers of Ruth St. Denis and Isadora           of “The Producers,” April 6 and 8, 7 p.m.,      cusing on old favorites and show tunes,      Male singing group, training provided, re-
by Albany Civic Theater, Proctors 440 Up-     436-7008.                                       Duncan, plus ongoing exhibits, 99 South         Columbia High School auditorium, 962            rehearsals Tuesday mornings at Delmar        hearsals at Faith United Methodist Church,
stairs, 440 State St., Schenectady, March                                                     Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information,        Luther Road, East Greenbush. Informa-           Reformed Church, Delaware Avenue, Del-       Brandywine Avenue and Eastern Parkway,
27-29, $20. Information, 346-6204.                                                            584-2225.                                       tion, 210-9758.                                 mar. Information, 439-2360.                  Schenectady, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Infor-
                CORPSE!                                    Comedy                               SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM                        CAPITAL COMMUNITY VOICES                                  A CAPPELLA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           mation, 399-1846.
Gerald Moon play, presented by Cur-                                                           “The Sichel Collection,” featuring automo-      Seeking singers for its May concert en-         New, informal, coed a cappella group in             RIVER VALLEY CHORUS
tain Call Theatre, 210 Old Loudon Road,                    CAPITOL STEPS                                                                      titlted “The Earth in Song and Spirit,” re-
                                                                                              biles from the brass era from more than                                                         Delmar, for adults and teens 16 and older.   Sweet Adelines group based in Niskayuna
Latham, through March 28, $20. Informa-       Famous political satire troupe, April 4,        100 years ago, through March; “The Syra-        hearsals at Columbia High School, Luther        Information, 439-0130.                       is looking for women to join group. Infor-
tion, 877-7529.                               8 p.m., Proctors Theatre, 432 State St.,        cuse Mile,” featuring two of the central        Road, East Greenbush, 7 to 9 p.m., Tues-                                                     mation, 346-5349.
                                              Schenectady, $20-$35. Information, 346-         New York’s famous stock cars, plus ongo-        days. Information, 370-5434.
      JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD                  6204.                                           ing exhbits including "East of Detroit" and              CAPITALAND CHORUS
Musical adaptation of Irish author’s fa-                                                      New York racing, 110 Avenue of the Pines,
mous “Dubliners” story, presented by                                                          Saratoga Springs. Information, 587-1935,        Openings for all voice parts for women
Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl                Visual Arts                            ext. 20.                                        who love to sing and perform, rehearsals
St., Albany, through April 5, $34-$46. In-                                                                                                    are at 7 p.m. Thursdays at New Covenant
formation, 445-7469.                                NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM                              BROOKSIDE MUSEUM                       Presbyterian Church, corner of Orlanso
                                              “Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware        “A Few Lines to Let You Know: Letters           and Western avenues, Albany. Informa-
       THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL                                                                                                                  tion, 785-3567.
                                              from the Weitsman Collection,” through          of the Civil War,” through Sept. 4; plus
Classic Horton Foote play, presented by                                                       a wildlife art exhibit featuring local artist
Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady        fall; “Invaders,” through March; “Rockwell                                                              ALBANY CIVIC THEATER
                                              Kent: This Is My Own,” through May 17;          Suzanne Shepard, through March 15, 6
Civic Playhouse, 12 South Church St.,                                                         Charlton St., Ballston Spa. Information,        Seeking original works for its July Play-
Schenectady, through March 29, adults         plus permanent collections on the 9/11
                                                                                              885-4000.                                       wrights Showcase, no film scripts, mono-
$15, students $12. Information, 382-          recovery effort, New York state history and
                                                                                                                                              logues, musicals or children’s plays. Mail
2081.                                         geography, Empire State Plaza, Madison                TANG TEACHING MUSEUM                      a copy of the text to Albany Civic Theater,
                                              Avenue. Information, 474-5877.
                                                                                                         AND GALLERY                          P.O. Box 6172, Albany 12206.
             YOURS, ANNE
                                                    ALBANY INSTITUTE OF ART                   “Oliver Herring: Me Us Them,” through             TANGO FUSION DANCE COMPANY
Musical based on Anne Frank’s story, pre-
                                              “Hudson Valley: Spanning the Banks,”            June 14; Skidmore College, 815 North
sented by New York State Theatre Institute,                                                                                                   Auditioning professional dancers by ap-
                                              photographs by Harry Wilks, through June        Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information,
Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage                                                                                                        pointment at Arthur Murray Dance Studio,
                                              7, plus “The Folk Spirit of Albany: Folk Art    580-8080.
College, Troy, through March 26, adults                                                                                                       75 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga Springs. In-
$20, students/seniors $16, children 12        from the Colletcion of the Albany Institute
                                                                                                       CLARK ART INSTITUTE                    formation, 306-4173.
and under $10. Information, 274-3256.         of History and Art” and exhibits on Hudson
                                              River School painting, American sculpture       “Toulouse-Lautrec and Paris,” through               ADIRONDACK PASTEL SOCIETY
                                              and the history of Albany, 125 Washington       April 26; 225 South St., Williamstown,
                                                                                              Mass. Information, (413) 458-9545.              Seeking artists working in soft pastels for
              Music                           Ave. Information, 463-4478.                                                                     regional juried exhibition that opens on
                                                      SCHENECTADY MUSEUM                              THE HYDE COLLECTION                     May 22 at Tom Myott Gallery, deadline for
            JEREMY JAMES                                                                      “Thomas Chambers (1808-1869): Ameri-            entries is April 1 . Also seeking new artists
                                              “Views of Space,” through April 18, plus
                                                                                              can Marine and Landscape Painter,”              that work in pastels, meetings are the first
Singer-songwriter, March 27, 7 p.m.,          Spirit of Schenectady, collection highlights
                                                                                              through April 19; 161 North Warren St.,         Tuesday of every month at the Dave Fran-
Emack and Bolio’s, 366 Delaware Ave.,         and planetarium, Nott Terrace Heights. In-
                                                                                              Glens Falls. Information, 792-1761.             cis Gallery, the Shirt Factory, Glens Falls.
Albany, free. Information, 512-5100.          formation, 382-7890.
                                                                                                                                              Programs, artist demonstrations and exhi-
   AMY SPEACE & THE TEARJERKS                      ALBANY AIRPORT GALLERY                                 ARKELL MUSEUM                       bitions are planned throughout the year.
Playing songs from upcoming album “The        “A Remarkable Past: Objects of Outlandish       “Love Story,” through May 3; plus “Arkell’s     Information, 793-9309 or 793-9350.
Killer in Me,” with opening act Anthony       Purpose and Astonishing Configuration,”          Inspiration: the Marketing of Beech-Nut
                                                                                                                                                DELMAR COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
DaCosta, March 27, 8 p.m., Caffe Lena,        through March 29; “Repetitive Nature,” in       and Art for the People,” ongoing; Canajo-
                                                                                              harie. Information, 673-2314.                   Openings in the string, horn and percus-
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, $12 caffe     Concourse A gallery; “Air Craft,” photos
                                                                                                                                              sion sections. Information, 439-7749.
members, $15 general public. Informa-         by Jeffrey Milstein; plus site-specific in-
tion, 583-0022.                               stallations by Larry Kagan and Cara Nigro,                                                               COLONIE TOWN BAND
                                              as well as installations by Anthony Gar-             Call for Artists                           Several openings, rehearsals on Mondays
            REBECCA ANGEL                     ner, Baris Karayazgan, Paul Katz, Nancy                                                         at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, Route 9, Newton-
Folk rock, March 28, 7 p.m., Emack and        Klepsch and Victoria Palermo. Informa-               MOP AND BUCKET COMPANY                     ville. Information, 783-2760.
Bolio’s, 366 Delaware Ave., Albany, free.     tion, 242-2243.                                 Holding auditions for a substitute accom-
Information, 512-5100.

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                                                                                                                           Milestones Spotlight
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                                                                                                                                              Teresa Darling, David Doin,                        Stephanie Pelham of

                                                                                                              Dean’s List                     Christopher Flowers, Megan
                                                                                                                                              Jacomine, Nicholas Lischynsky,
                                                                                                                                              Adam Mirza, Rostislav Rar, Robert
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jasmine Roberts, Cassandra
                                                                                                                                                                                             Crawford, Jennifer D’Alessandro,
                                                                                                                                              Starace, Thomas Tanner, Denise                 Julieanne Dearing, Catherine
                                                                                                       Franciscan                             Teichman, Dennis Tenenboym,                    Gazdik, Brittany Heermance,
                                                                                                                                              Lucy Turner, Matthew Vallee,                   Ashley Kimball, Kathy Kinnin,
                                                                                                       University                             Michael Zappi and Brian Zink,                  Justin Smith, Marissa Kruzinski,
                                                                                                       of Steubenville                        all of Niskayuna                               Rachael Roney, Christian Rossler,
                                                                                                            Ashley Luongo of Rotterdam            Daksha Bhatia, Christina                   Jeremy Ryan, Brianna St. John,
                                                                                                                                              Chung, Chris D’Alessandro,                     Antonia Valentine, Joseph
                                                                                                                                              Matthew Isgro, Kelly Jamison,                  Venezio, Christal Wheeler and
                                                                                                       University at Albany                   Jesse Jensen, Matthew                          John White, all of Schenectady
                                                                                                             Dean’s commendation              Loucks, Marc Palmiotto,                            Michelle Cabral, Nicole
                                                                          Christine Bushnell, Jessica                                         Giuseppe Sgueglia, Matthew                     DelVecchio, Signe Greenwold,
                                                                      Kantner and Anya Lee, all of                                            Suflita and Sean Villano, all of                Audrey Hammond and Tanya Zal,
                                                                      Niskayuna                                                               Schenectady                                    all of Niskayuna
                                                                          Deborah Davis, Stephanie
                                                                      Kennedy and Michael E.
                 Zuzana Pajerova and Gregory Zornow                   Zebrowski, all of Scotia                                                Syracuse University                            Russell Sage
                                                                                                                                                  Andrew Swab and Erin Little                  Olivia Zarzycki             of
                                                                          Gale Butler-Kuhlkin, Katherine
                                                                                                                                              of Glenville                                   Schenectady
Pajerova, Zornow to wed                                               Czajkowski, Lisa Giovannangelo,
                                                                      Zacher y Suflita, Alexander
                                                                      West and Pamela Wood, all of
                                                                                                                                                  Bailey Fitzgerald, Jessica
   Zuzana Pajerova, daughter accountant at Stulmaker, Kohn, Schenectady
                                                                                                                                              Miller, Nicholas Stopera, Paul
                                                                                                                                              Stanley, Alyssa Hennessy, Ryan
                                                                                                                                                                                             Vanderbilt University
of Milan Pajer of Austria and Richardson LLP in Albany.                                                                                                                                        Julianne       Landr y      of
                                                                                  Dean’s list                                                 Doyle, Lauren Hewitt, Almira                   Niskayuna
Alena Pajerova of Slovakia, and        The future groom is a graduate                                                                         Saifi and Steven Kozakiewicz, all
Gregory Zornow, son of David of Bethlehem Central High School             Nicholas Myers, Cr ystal
                                                                                                                                              of Niskayuna
and Iva Zornow of Delmar, are and Curry College. He is a driver Beauchemin, Gregory Bodine,
engaged to be married.              for Old Brick Furniture Co.
                                                                      Caroline Brooks, Shelby Burton,                                             Jessica McIver, Rebecca                    Northwestern
                                                                      Nicole Cappuccitti, Cour tney                                           Miller and Courtney Winkler,
   The bride-to-be is a graduate of    The couple plans a September
                                                                      D’Allaird, Amanda Feero, Laura                                          all of Scotia                                  University
Champlain College. She is a staff wedding.                                                                                                                                                     Elizabeth       Landr y     of
                                                                      Hilliker, Robert Levine, Christine
                                                                      Melsheimer, Peter Rowell,
                                                                      Lindsay Samela, Thomas Tamul,                                           Hamilton College
                                                                      Michael Tamul and Arla Wilding,                                           Jennifer Kleindienst of
                Just married or engaged?                              all of Scotia                                                           Niskayuna                                      SUNY Oneonta
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mitchell Wohl of Niskayuna
                                                                          Michele Bombard and Paul
        Call 439-4949 for an announcement form.                       Olsen of Glenville
                                                                                                                                              The College
                                                                          Kelly Arnold, Christina Cusano,                                                                                    Clarkson University
                                                                                                                                              of Saint Rose                                    Joseph M. Delmonaco of
                                                                                                                                                  Kara Carringi, Rachel Ciotoli,             Schenectady
                                                                                                                                              Amy Kalinkewicz, Kellie Marsh,
                                                                                                                                              Sara Militano, Alyssa Rizzo,
                                                                                                                                              Hannah Straw and Kristin Wood,                 Drew University
                                                                                                                                              all of Scotia                                    Chelsea Boska of Niskayuna

                                                                                                                                              IN BRIEF
                                                                                                                                              Proctors plans wine,                           stor ycircleatproctors.org.
                                                                                                                                 To Benefit

                                                                                                                                              chocolate benefit
                                                                                                                                                  Schenectady Access Cable                   Musician makes
                                                                                                                                              Council Inc. and Stor y Circle
                                                                                                                                              at Proctors will host a benefit at
                                                                                                                                                                                             donation to Proctors
                                                                                                                                                                                               Musician Tyler Philips recently
                                                                                                                                              Proctors on Thursday, April 2, at
                      Saturday, March 28, 2009                                                                                                7 p.m. featuring wines, chocolate
                                                                                                                                              and stories.
                                                                                                                                                                                             donated the proceeds from his
                                                                                                                                                                                             Feb. 2 concert in Manhattan to
                                                                                                                                                                                             Proctors Theatre.
                            10 am – 5 pm                                                                                                          Stor y Circle at Proctors
                                                                                                                                              produces a show on SACC TV-
                                                                                                                                                                                               Philips gave the theater $233.
                                                                                                                                                                                             The 20-year-old is a Queens
                                                                                                                                              16, “Story By Story: Sharing the
         Washington Avenue Armory & Sports Arena, Albany                                                                                      Human Experience,” as well as
                                                                                                                                                                                             resident, but both his dad,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Raymond Phillips, and paternal
                                       Media                                                                                                  performances at Proctors and                   grandmother, Nancy Phillips,
                                      Sponsors                                                                                                other community venues. Funds                  were from Schenectady. He
                                                                                                                                              raised will assist in producing                heard about the expansion at
                                                                                                                                              future programs in the Capital                 Proctors and wanted to make a
                                            The Zucchini Brothers • Sylvia and the Magic Trunk                                                District.                                      donation.
                                           Magician Jim Snack • Kids-Only Guitar Hero® Contest                                                    Tickets to the benefit are                   Phillips’ show, “What Happens
                                                        Chocolate & Craft Vendors                                                             $30 per person and $50 per                     next?,” an evening of selections
                                                                                                                                              couple. For information, call                  from his musical theatre
                Tickets are $8 for Adults, $5 for Children (under 12), or $20 for a Value 4-Pak                                               346-3181 or visit http://www.                  songbook, was presented at the
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                                                                                                    Obituaries Spotlight
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Ralph B. Janack                          Glenville.                                been an active member of the GE                      Altamont, NY 12009.                                   Karen Rogers
   Ralph B. Janack of Glenville,            Memorial contributions may             Elfun Society.                                          Donations should be made                              Kar en V. Askew Markel
beloved husband, father and              be made to the Capital District              He loved and was loved by                         in memory of Joseph and Ann                           Rogers, 61, passed away March
grandfather, entered peacefully          Dialysis Center, 650 McClellan            his family; his happiest times                       Lemmond. For directions and                           19, 2009.
into the arms of the Lord on             St., Schenectady, NY 12304,               were large family gatherings and                     online condolences, please visit                         Predeceased by first husband,
Wednesday, March 18, 2009                or to Immaculate Conception               celebrations. He took care of his                    www.jonesfh.net                                       Lawrence.
following a long illness.                Church.                                   family in his quiet and loving
                                                                                   way. When his last and best                                                                                   Sur vivors, husband Gerald;
   Born in Car thage, N.Y. on                                                                                                                                                                 daughters, Lisa Markel, Gretchen
August 20, 1931, the son of the                                                    dachshund, Heidi, went blind,                        Roberta C. O’Brien                                    (David) Connell; stepdaughter,
late Oscar and Mae (Cady)                Holman Keeler                             Joe took good care of her for as                        Roberta C. O’Brien, 55, died                       Amanda Rogers; stepson, Greg
Janack, Ralph graduated from                Holman N. Keeler, 93, died on          long as he could. Joseph enjoyed                     March 18, 2009.
                                                                                   and used checklists. He kept his                                                                           (Vicky) Rogers.
Gouverneur High School and               March 16, 2009.                                                                                     Pr edeceased by father,
                                                                                   hair short and combed neatly,                                                                                 Services 10 a.m. Tuesday at
from Union College, where he                Predeceased by wife, Angeline;                                                              Robert; son, Christian. Survivors,                    the Griswold Funeral Home.
received his bachelor’s degree           brother, Donald. Survived by his          his shoes shined, his car clean,                     life par tner, Mar yann Smith
                                                                                   and his checkbook balanced. He                                                                                Calling Monday 5-8 p.m. Burial
in science. He served with the           sister, Thelma Boettger of Troy;                                                               (Shadoe); children, Margaret,
                                                                                   voted in every election. He would                                                                          in the spring. scott-barbieri.com
U.S. Army in Greenland before            nieces and nephews.                                                                            Patrick and Caitlin Paolelli;
launching his professional                                                         think this obituary is too long.                     mother, Helen; grandchildren.
                                            Funeral ser vices 11 a.m.              His beloved wife of 53 years, Ann
career at GE’s Materials and             Friday, March 20 at the Glenville                                                                 Calling 4-7 Sunday from                                 Spotlight Newspapers
Processing Lab. He spent 35                                                        Lemmond, died in 2005. Joe took                                                                                    Community news
                                         Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd.             special care of her in the final                      DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home.
years as a chemical engineer at                                                                                                         Services 10:30 a.m. Monday at
Espey Manufacturing in Saratoga
                                            Calling Friday fr om 10-
                                         11 a.m. prior to ser vice.
                                                                                   years of her life.
                                                                                                                                        St. Gabriel’s Church, Hamburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Starts here
Springs, retiring in 1995.                                                            His devoted brother, Charles                      St., Rotterdam.
                                         glenvillefuneralhome.com                  Q. Lemmond and his wife
   For a time, he also owned and
operated a ceramic business,                                                       Beverly live in Scotia, N.Y.
                                                                                   Joseph is sur vived by his four
Ralph’s Studio, and after his            Joseph Lemmond                            sons and three grandchildren,
retirement, worked part-time at              Joseph Vann Lemmond, a
AC Moore in Latham.                                                                David Lemmond and his wife
                                         longtime resident of Niskayuna
                                                                                   Shelley live in Silver Spring,
   In addition to his parents, he        and most recently of Kingsway
                                                                                   Md., Joseph Lemmond Jr. lives
was predeceased by his daughter,         Village in Schenectady, died on
                                                                                   in Albany, N.Y., Peter Lemmond
Sandra Janack Chase in 2002 and          Monday afternoon, March 16,
                                                                                   lives in Falmouth, Mass. and
his brother Robert in 2003.              2009, at Ellis Hospital. Members
                                                                                   Robert Lemmond and his wife
   Ralph is survived by his loving       of his family were with him when
                                                                                   Kar en live in Marblehead,
wife Connie, with whom he                he peacefully passed away.
                                                                                   M a s s . H i s g r a n d d a u g h t e r,
would have celebrated his 50th               Born in 1922 in Monroe, N.C.,         Sara Lemmond, lives in
wedding anniversar y in June;            the son of William O. and Vera            Williamsburg, Va., Jonathan
a daughter, Susan DeMarco of             Lemmond, Joe graduated from               Lemmond, a grandson, lives in
Wilton; sons, Stephen (Margo)            Lenoir-Rhyne College and North            Berkeley, Calif., four-year-old
Janack of Glenville and Phillip          Carolina State University. After          Nicholas Bar tlett Lemmond,
(Amy) Janack of Rotterdam;               serving in the Signal Corps of            Joe’s youngest grandchild,
grandchildren, Ker r y and               the U.S. Army during World War            lives with his parents in
Connor DeMarco, Joshua Janack,           II, Joe moved to L ynn, Mass.,            Marblehead.
Tyler Chase, Jenna Janack, and           where he began his career with
                                                                                      A Mass of Christian Burial will
Sean and Shane Shields; sister,          the General Electric Company
                                                                                   be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St.
Dorothy Montanye of Niskayuna;           and where he met his future wife,
                                                                                   Helen’s Church in Niskayuna on
sister-in-law, Lorraine Janack           Ann Bartlett. In June of 1951, they
                                                                                   Saturday, March 21.
of Ballston Spa; and numerous            were married in Swampscott,
nieces, nephews and cousins.             Mass.                                        Burial at Most Holy Redeemer
                                                                                   Cemetery in Niskayuna following
   Calling hours to which                    In 1963, Joe and his family
                                                                                   the Mass. Calling hours will be
relatives and friends are invited        moved to Niskayuna where he
                                                                                   on Friday, March 20, from 5 to 8
to attend will be held Sunday            lived for 45 years. He was an
                                                                                   p.m. at Jones Funeral Home, 1502
from 4 to 8 p.m. at Rossi & Ditoro       active member of the community
                                                                                   Union Street, Schenectady.
Funeral Home, 501 Union St.,             and enjoyed many strong
Schenectady. Ser vices will be           friendships, especially those in             Contributions may be made to
held Monday at 8 a.m. from               his Valencia Road neighborhood.           Rehabilitation Support Services,
the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral               Joe reluctantly retired from GE in        Inc., 5172 Western Turnpike,
Home and then to Immaculate              1998, after more than 40 years as
Conception Church, 400 Saratoga          an electrical engineer. He worked
Road, Glenville, where a Mass of         on projects for GE all over the
Christian Burial will be celebrated      world, from Indonesia to Libya
at 9 a.m. Interment will follow
in St. Anthony’s Cemeter y,
                                         to Quebec.
                                             Since his retirement, Joe has            A world of
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       By MARCIA ADAMS                  with friends at the Mother’s Day         pleased and excited to welcome                          By MARY DAIKOS                                   centers now offer classes geared
                                        Race. The entrance fee covers the        back The Spotlight as a corporate                                                                        towards seniors - take a look
    The Delmar Dash is just around      fee for both of these races. We          sponsor. The Spotlight, together                 The writer is the site director at
the corner; Daylight Savings time is                                                                                                                                                      at what’s available, you may be
                                        want to thank the race directors         with others, have been ver y                  Bright Horizons Social Centers at                          pleasantly surprised! Even better,
now behind us and it is time for the    of the Mother’s Day Race, Nancy          instr umental in keeping the                  Carondelet.
final preparations for the race.                                                                                                                                                           lean on your support network of
                                        Briskie and Jim Tierney, for their       entrance cost for the children to                We all know it’s true, we’ve all                        friends, family and professionals,
    “There are a lot of little new      assistance and cooperation with          a minimum level. T-shirts will be             heard it so many times before,                             find a buddy to walk with,
things this year,” explained race       this endeavor.                           provided to race participants of the          but the truth remains . . . no one                         maybe someone willing to listen
director, Tom Adams, “all of which         And probably the most exciting        kids’ races, while supplies last.             can truly take care of someone                             compassionately and offer advice
should make the event more fun.         change for the organizers was               And what would the Dash be                 else unless they take care of                              only when you ask for it.
Our goal is for each runner to          arranging with HMRRC to have             without you – the spectators?                 themselves first.
have a positive experience – from                                                                                                                                                             Yo u c a n a l s o l o o k t o
                                        registration on line through our         The runners comment to us each                   Ever y caregiver needs to                               professionals, such as the staff of
the very youngest to the most           club’s Web site: www.hmrrc.com.          year at how great the support and
experienced and fastest                                                                                                        take care of their body and find                            Bright Horizons Social Centers at
                                        Online registration for both adults      encouragement is for them as they             the time to exercise. Exercise                             the Beltrone Living Center where
    This year, the Dash organizing      and children has been operational        race along the course. You help               improves your health, raises your                          they have a Caregiver Resource
committee took a look at the            since february and is at no cost to      each runner make to the finish                spirits, and best of all, reduces                          Center open to any caregiver. And
economic situation facing our           the runner. And you do not have to       and we all hope you will be back              stress.                                                    make sure your doctor knows
community and asked what can we         be a club member to use this on-line     again this year, along the sidelines,                                                                    that you are a caregiver.
do to help others. The result is that   service. If you want to join, you can    cheering them on.                                With spring approaching and
we are asking all race participants                                                                                            warmer weather just around the                                 Caring for a family member
                                        do that on-line as well at the same         We will continue the Chamber
to bring a non-perishable food item                                                                                            corner, all of us who care for                             can have a negative impact on
                                        time you sign up for the race. And       Pot award – a trophy sponsored
to donate to the Bethlehem Food                                                                                                someone should pledge to fit a                              chronic conditions. Try not to skip
                                        you can always register by mail.         by the Chamber of Commerce
Pantry. Food pantries are seeing                                                                                               few extra minutes of exercise into                         appointments and check-ups.
                                        The address is on the registration       that represents the winner among
more and more people needing            form, also available on the club’s                                                     our days.                                                      Bright Horizons Social
                                                                                 the corporate teams that enter the
their help, and their supplies are      Web site. The organizers of the                                                           Start by finding something you                           Centers provides respite for
                                                                                 adult race. An eligible team must
being drawn down at a much              race would like to give a special                                                      love, whether it’s bird watching,                          caregivers and offers loved ones
                                                                                 have two running members and
higher rate than ever before. If each   thank you to Ed Gillen, HMRRC                                                          looking at beautiful scenery, or                           opportunities for socialization,
                                                                                 one volunteer and be a member
participant brought just one can or     membership chairperson, for his                                                        gardening. And then, get out                               stimulation, and other therapeutic
                                                                                 of the Bethlehem Chamber of
box of food, imagine the impact that    hard work in getting this online                                                       there and enjoy it.                                        activities in three convenient
                                                                                 Commerce. The best time for the
we could make for the people in         payment option operational.                                                               Even a brief 10-15 minute walk                          locations.
                                                                                 team wins the Pot.
this area. So when you are packing         The last change this year is the                                                    can boost your spirits and lower                               For more information about
                                                                                    If you have any questions or
those sneakers to run the race,         running shirt. This year’s shirt is                                                    your stress. Take a walk around a                          caregiving for the caregiver
                                                                                 comments regarding the Dash (or
don’t forget the canned goods.          again a technical tee but is white                                                     peaceful lake or enlist your loved                         or to inquire as to how Bright
                                                                                 want to volunteer), contact Tom
    Another change this year is to      with gray inserts. The reflective                                                       ones help in planting a garden                             Horizons might help you or a
                                                                                 or Marcia Adams at madams01@
the One Day at a Time Marathon.         print on the back of last year’s shirt                                                 (remember, it doesn’t have to be                           loved one, please give us a call at
                                                                                 nycap.rr.com or at the address on
In the past, this marathon started      has been retained since it is such                                                     perfect!).                                                 459-2857 or visit our website www.
                                                                                 the application.
in February and ended with the          a nice safety feature. Runners are                                                        If you’re a senior, many fitness                         brighthorizonssocialcenters.org.
last mile run at the Dash. As a         urged to pre-register since there
result, the youths either had to run

                                                                                        t for
                                        will be no day-of-race T-shirts.
inside on a track or in not-so-nice     Pre-registration for the race ends

weather. This year, we are starting     March 30 for both online and
the Marathon off at the Dash and        mailed application.
finishing the last mile run at the          This year’s Dash will be held

Mother’s Day Race here in Delmar.       on Sunday, April 5. The adult race
We feel this will allow the children    will go off at 9 a.m., followed at 10
participating in this mile a day        a.m. by the kids’ race. Again, we
marathon to feel the excitement of      would like to thank Bryant Asset
running their first mile with their      Protection for their continued
friends at the Dash. And their final     support of the adult race.
mile will also be a triumphant run         On the kids’ race side, we are

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 Senior Whole Health to promote healthcare literacy initiative
   According to recent                         of all ages, groups, income                In an ef for t to improve               together with the Par tnership     In other cases, a word may be
gover nment studies, mor e                     and education levels and                health outcomes and foster                 for Clear Health to of fer free,   familiar, but the person may
than 89 million American                       especially the elderly, has             clearer communication                      informational presentations        not understand it in a health
adults have low or limited                     cost the United States tens of          between health care providers              to seniors based around the        care context.”
health literacy skills, meaning                billions of dollars, a figure that      and elderly patients living                “Ask Me 3” patient education          Health literacy includes
they str uggle to read,                        is likely to climb as patients          i n A l b a n y, R e n s s e l a e r,      program.                           the ability to understand
understand and act on health                   take an ever-increasing array           S c h e n e c t a d y, S a r a t o g a ,      A nationwide initiative, Ask    instr uctions on prescription
information.                                   of medications and are asked to         Dutchess and Ulster counties,              Me 3 encourages patients           dr ug bottles, appointment
   Over the past decade, this                  under take more complicated             Senior Whole Health of New                 to ask their providers             slips and medical education
problem, which af fects people                 self-care regimens.                     Yo r k ( S W H ) h a s t e a m e d         three simple, yet essential        brochures. It also includes
                                                                                                                                  questions in ever y health care    understanding doctors’
                                                                                                                                  interaction: What is my main       directions, food labels and
                                                                                                                                  problem? What do I need to         consent forms, as well as the
                                                                                                                                  do? And why is it impor tant       ability to negotiate complex
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                                                                                                                                  questions to their doctors,        who understand health
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                                                                                                                                  preparing for a medical            mistakes when they take their
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                                                                                                                                  literate people, have trouble      condition.”
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                                                                                                                                  added. “In some instances, a       senior wholehealth.com or
                                                                                                                                  word may be totally unfamiliar.    www.AskMe3.org.

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counties regardless of special                 Home Care consists of                                 or ders and medications. It             since the beginning of the 20th      cable and telephone are also
needs or circumstances.                        skilled professionals with                            reminds patients to take their          centur y.                            included.
   Our ser vices include                       extensive clinical experience                         medications, and instr ucts                 Retirement is what you make         Freeing yourself from the
skilled nursing, physical                      in bringing state-of-the-ar t                         the patients to follow their            it! Daily we are redefining the       maintenance of your home
therapy, occupational therapy,                 care into the home.                                   physician or ders and take              world after our professional lives   allows you the freedom to choose
speech and language therapy,                       We o f f e r i n n o v a t i v e                  measurements such as blood              have ended. Today, retirees are      activities that enhance your life.
registered dieticians, medical                 Telehealth technology that                            pressure.                               staying involved, continuing to      In retirement communities
social work, and home health                   promotes a healthy and                                   Seton Health Home Care               contribute and following their       there are many social options
aides.                                         independent lifestyle, and                            is cer tified by Medicare and           passions.                            such as book clubs, bridge
   We specialize in providing                  enhances our ability to care                          Medicaid, and is licensed                   So, we ask, is retirement the    groups, musical entertainment,
comprehensive care to those                    for patients.                                         b y t h e N e w Yo r k S t a t e        time when we stop working or         water aerobics and trips.
recovering from surger y or                        Designed to meet the                              Depar tment of Health. We               is it a time to begin another           Avila Retirement Community
major illness, the frail, the                  needs of the homebound                                accept Medicare, Medicaid,              job? In our current economic         had experienced so much success
disabled, and those suf fering                 p a t i e n t , Te l e h e a l t h a l l o w s        all major insurances and self           crisis we look more closely at       at creating a special lifestyle for
from chronic conditions.                       us to remotely monitor                                payment. Car e is available             our financial needs and wonder        seniors that an additional 44
   Home care can reduce the                    our patients. It fits into                            at a reduced rate or free of            do we have enough money to be        apar tments are being built to
time it takes to recover from                  our patient’s daily r outine                          charge to qualified patients.           able to retire?                      meet the market needs.
illness or injur y, can shor ten               and interacts with them                                  Admission refer rals are                 Approaching retirement age          Avila has been 100 percent
hospital stays, and in many                    to create a recor d of their                          accepted from patients or               gives us many options to consider    occupied for the last two years
cases, home care can prevent                   symptoms and physiologic                              family members, physicians,             in our active lifestyles. One of     and has decided to make the
nursing home placement.                        measurements similar to                               hospitals and human ser vices           the most impor tant decisions        best retirement community the
   We p r o v i d e s h o r t t e r m          information collected during                          agencies.                               to consider is whether to stay       biggest.
rehabilitative care and bridge                 a physician of fice visit.                               For more information or to           in a large home or downsize to          Exclusive r ewar ds await
the gap between inpatient and                      It helps patients per form                        make a refer ral, please call           something smaller.                   reser vation holders such as a
outpatient care. Seton Health                  their doctor’s orders, enables                        our of fice at (518) 233-1802.              Decisions like these are         free garage for one year, two
Home Care is designed to help                  them to easily manage their                                                                   overwhelming. Avila Retirement       months monthly ser vice fee
                                                                                                                                             Community will be of fering          waived, $2,500 in apar tment
  Ophthalmology (Eyes)                                                                                                                       downsizing classes to help
                                                                                                                                             seniors sort out what to keep
                                                                                                                                                                                     Plan to attend a presentation
                                                                                                                                             and what to toss or sell.            from Realty USA on April 22 at
                                   Q: Iwill I still need toand I plan on having surgery. After cataract surgery,
                                        have cataracts
                                                            wear eyeglasses?
                                                                                                                                                 When looking at a smaller
                                                                                                                                             residence, we begin looking at
                                                                                                                                                                                  1 p.m. Call Avila at 452-4250 to
                                                                                                                                                                                  reserve a seat and to experience
                                                                                                                                             retirement communities that          the ver y best in retirement
                                   A: “Cataractsoftenone of the leading causesglare at night while driving. A cataract is
                                                        cause blurry vision and
                                                                                of preventable blindness worldwide.
                                                                                                                                             have low maintenance and an          living.
                                             the stiffening and clouding of the natural lens, and the result is that the lens cannot
                                             focus light as well as it did before. Cataracts are common in most patients over fifty.
                                             There usually comes a time when a change in one’s eyeglass prescription will not do
                                             much to improve vision, and surgery should be considered.                                               www.Spotlightnews.com
                                             “Up until about ten years ago, all patients were very dependent on glasses
                                             after cataract surgery. Today, with the availability of premium (multifocal &
                                             accommodative) implant lenses, patients can enjoy reduced dependency on
                                             eyeglasses. These lenses act like a healthy natural lens, focusing light from all
                                             distances, from reading to far distance. You might expect to spend most of your                                  Seton Health
   Allen Zieker M.D.
                                             day out of glasses with these implant lenses. You might just need reading glasses
                                             to fine-tune small print. There are several brands and styles available such as
                                             Crystalens®, ReStor®, and Rezoom®. A patient’s lifestyle and health history help
                                                                                                                                                               Home Care
                                             me make the decision regarding which lens would be the best fit for a patient.”
                                             –Allen Zieker, M.D.                                                                                    All the services you need
   Please contact Melissa Secore, Professional Relations at 268-1974 or msecore@albanytroyeye.com for additional information.
                    Also, visit www.albanytroyeye.com for more educational information on dry eye syndrome.
                                                                                                                                                   under one roof ... your own.
                                                                                                                                                            Nursing • Physical Therapy
       Avila Retirement Community                                                                                                                        Maternal/Infant/Pediatric Care
                                                                                                                                                              Occupational Therapy
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                                                                                                                                                           Nutrition • Speech Therapy
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JOIN US EVERY FRIDAYBE-                       candy. All for $9,995.CALL                                800-506-8620.     Contour                                                                   $975. Bill 347-328-0651
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of State (SSNY) 1/29/09.                   LEGAL NOTICE          York 12306. The character        ited liability company served     (March 26, 2009)                NY 12303.                      LJ-20699
Office in Schenectady Co.                                         of the business is to conduct    upon him or her is: 249                                           LJ-20639                       (March 26, 2009)
SSNY desig. agent of LLC           WINN & WHITE LLC, a any lawful business activity               Green Street, Schenectady,                                        (March 26, 2009)
upon whom process may              domestic Limited Liability for profit that is not otherwise     New York 12305. (5)                    LEGAL NOTICE
be served. SSNY shall mail         Company (LLC) filed with prohibited by the laws of the         The name and street ad-                                                                                LEGAL NOTICE
copy of process to 125 Glen-       the Sec of State of NY on State of New York.                   dress within this state of the    NOTICE OF FORMATION                  LEGAL NOTICE
ville St., Rotterdam, NY           1-27-09. NY Office location: LJ-20534                           registered agent of the lim-      OF LLC Articles of Organi-                                     Notice of Formation of LLC.
12306, which is also the           Schenectady County. SSNY (March 26, 2009)                      ited liability company upon       zation for 14 WILLOW AVE-       OLYMPIA CONSTRUCTION           Ronin Marketing and Artist
principal business location.       is designated as agent upon                                    whom and at which process         NUE, LLC were filed with the     GROUP LLC, a domestic          Management LLC filed the
Purpose: Any lawful pur-           whom process against the                                       against the limited liability     Secretary of State of New       Limited Liability Company      Articles of Organization with
pose.                              LLC may be served. SSNY              LEGAL NOTICE              company may be served is:         York on February 10, 2009.      (LLC) filed with the Sec of     the Secretary of State of NY
LJ-20509                           shall mail a copy of any                                       Matthew Cardamone, 249            The office of the company        State of NY on 2-13-09. NY     (SSNY) on 02/04/09. The
(March 26, 2009)                   process against the LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION                    Green Street, Schenectady,        is located in Schenectady       Office location: Schenectady    principal office of the LLC
                                   served upon him/her to The OF LIMITED LIABILITY                New York 12305. (6) The ef-       County. The Secretary of        County. SSNY is desig-         is located in Schenectady
                                   LLC, 7 Old Fort Ave., Sche- COMPANY (LLC). Name:               fective date of the Articles      State has been designated       nated as agent upon whom       County, NY. The SSNY has
      LEGAL NOTICE                 nectady, NY 12306. General MOREAU’S PLUMBING &                 of Organization shall be the      as agent upon which process     process against the LLC        been designated as agent of
                                   purposes.                     HEATING, LLC. Articles of        date of filing, to wit: January    may be served and a copy        may be served. SSNY shall      the LLC upon who process
NOTICE OF FORMATION                LJ-20527                      Organization filed with Sec-      2, 2009. (7)           The lim-   of process shall be mailed      mail a copy of any process     against may be served. The
OF                                 (March 26, 2009)              retary of State of New York      ited liability company is to be   by the Secretary of State       against the LLC served upon    address to which the SSNY
Limited Liability Company                                        on February 3, 2009. The         managed by one or more            to the LLC at Lombardi,         him/her to Doug Myers, 931     shall mail process is: 1735
(LLC) 1. The name of the                                         principal office of the LLC is    members. (8)           T h e      Walsh, Wakeman, Harrison,       Davis Terr., Schenectady, NY   Tower St Schenectady NY
LLC is: 812 Broadway As-                   LEGAL NOTICE          in SCHENECTADY County.           character or purpose of the       Amodeo & Davenport, P.C.,       12303. General purposes.       12303. The LLC has no
sociates, LLC                                                    Secretary of State of New        business of the limited liabil-   III Winners Circle, Albany,     LJ-20650                       specified date for dissolu-
2. The date of the filing of        NOTICE OF FILING OF York is designated as agent                ity company is to acquire,        New York 12205. Purpose:        (March 26, 2009)               tion and no members of
the Articles of Organization       ARTICLES OF ORGANIZA- of LLC upon whom process                 own, develop, rent, lease,        for any lawful activity for                                    the LLC in their capacity as
with the Secretary of State        TION OF LORDUS, llc 1. against it may be served.               sell or otherwise deal in         which limited liability com-                                   members, shall be person-
of New York (SSNY) under           The name of the Limited Secretary of State of New              real property of every type       panies may be formed under           LEGAL NOTICE              ally or individually liable for
Section 203 is: December           Liability Company is: Lordus, York shall mail a copy of any    and description. Michael T.       the law.                                                       any debts, obligations or li-
24, 2008 3. The office within       LLC. 2. The Articles of Or- process against the LLC to         Horan, Esq. Attorney for Lim-     LJ-20605                        VIRTUS SPORTS, LLC             abilities of the LLC. Purpose:
New York State of the LLC          ganization of the Company Angela Moreau, 1098 Mary             ited Liability Company 670        (March 26, 2009)                1: The name of the limited     Any lawful activities pursuant
is located in Schenectady          were filed with the Secretary Lane, Rotterdam, New York         Franklin Street Schenectady,                                      liability company is VIRTUS    to NYS LLC law.
County. 4. The SSNY is             of State on January 26, 12306. The purpose of this             NY 12305                                                          SPORTS, LLC. 2: The Ar-        LJ-20710
designated as agent of the         2009. 3. The County within LLC is to engage in any law-        LJ-20574                               LEGAL NOTICE               ticles of Organization were    (March 26, 2009)
LLC upon whom process              New York State which the ful activity.                                                                                           filed on February 24, 2009
against it may be served.                                                                         (March 26, 2009)
                                   office of the Company is to LJ-20538                                                              NOTICE OF FORMATION             with the Secretary of State.
The post office address to          be located is Schenectady. (March 26, 2009)                                                      OF LIMITED LIABILITY            3: The Office of the LLC             LEGAL NOTICE
which the SSNY shall mail a        4. The Secretary of State has                                                                    COMPANY. NAME: CAME-            is in Schenectady County.
copy of any process against                                                                             LEGAL NOTICE
                                   been designated as agent of                                                                      LO REAL ESTATE, LLC.            4: The Secretary of State      ARTICLES OF ORGANIZA-
the LLC served upon him            the limited liability company        LEGAL NOTICE              NOTICE OF FORMATION               Articles of Organization were   has been designated as         TION OF ERSI, LLC
or her is: 695 Rotterdam In-       upon whom process against                                      OF LIMITED LIABILITY              filed with the Secretary of      agent upon whom process        Under Section 203 of the
dustrial Park, Schenectady,        the Company may be served NOTICE OF FORMATION                  COMPANY. NAME: Foster             State of New York (SSNY)        against the Company is to      Limited Liability Company
NY 12306 5. The purpose            and the post office address E D I S O N H O U S E L L C         Avenue Properties, LLC.           on 08/16/05. Office loca-       be served. The address to      Law
of the business of the LLC is      within this state to which Under Section 206 of the            Articles of Organization were     tion: Schenectady County.       which the Secretary of State   FIRST: The name of the lim-
to engage in any                   the Secretary of State shall Limited Liability Company         filed with the Secretary of        SSNY has been designated        shall mail process is: 1117    ited liability company is ERSI,
lawful act or activity for which   mail a copy of any process Law First, the name od the          State of New York (SSNY) on       as agent of the LLC upon        Paul Avenue, Schenectady,      LLC. SECOND: The County
limited liability companies        against the Company served Limited Liability Company           February 9, 2009. Office Lo-       whom process against it         New York 12306. 5:             within this state in which the
may be organized under the         upon it is: Lordus, LLC 631 is EDISON HOUSE LLC.               cation: Schenectady County.       may be served. SSNY shall       The purpose of the business    office of the limited liability
Limited Liability Company          Quackenbush Road Sche- Second, the Articles of Or-             SSNY has been designated          mail a copy of process to       of the LLC is to engage in     company is to be located is
Law of the State of New            nectady, New York 12306       ganization were filed with       as agent of the LLC upon          the LLC, 1037 St. Lucille       any lawful act or activity     Schenectady. THIRD: The
York.                              Lordus, LLC 5. The regis- the New York department of           whom process against it           Drive, Schenectady, New         for which the LLC may be       Secretary of State is desig-
LJ-20511                           tered agent of the limited State on January 30, 2009,          may be served. SSNY shall         York 12306. Purpose: For        organized under the Limited    nated as agent of the limited
(March 26, 2009)                   liability company upon whom Third, the County in which         mail a copy of process to the     any lawful purpose.             Liability Law for the State    liability company upon whom
                                   process against the liability the Limited Liability Compa-     LLC: 1705 Foster Avenue,          LJ-20619                        of New York. Filed By:         process against it may be
                                   company can be served is: ny is located is Schenectady         Schenectady, NY 12308.            (March 26, 2009)                PARISI, COAN & SACCO-          served. The address within or
      LEGAL NOTICE                 Lordus, LLC, 631 Quacken- County, New York. Fourth,            Purpose: For any lawful                                           CIO, PLLC                      without this state to which the
                                   bush Road, Schenectady, The Secretary of State of the          purpose                                                           LJ-20665                       Secretary of State shall mail a
Notice of formation of CAPI-       New York 12306. 6. The State of New York has been              LJ-20594                               LEGAL NOTICE               (March 26, 2009)               copy of any process against
TAL REGION PROPERTY                character of the business is designated as agent of the                                                                                                         the limited liability company
SOLUTIONS LLC Arts. of                                                                            (March 26, 2009)
                                   to conduct any lawful busi- Limited Liability Company                                            NOTICE OF FORMATION                                            served upon him or her is:
Org. filed with the Sect’y of       ness activity for profit that upon process against it may                                         OF LLC Articles of Orga-             LEGAL NOTICE              TIM NIEDZWIECKI 311 Rot-
state of New York (SSNY) on        is not otherwise prohibited be served. The principal                                             nization for 1600 UNION                                        terdam Industrial Park
11/25/2008. Office Location,                                                                             LEGAL NOTICE
                                   by the laws of the State of address of the Limited Li-                                           STREET, LLC were filed with   SMARTSTARZ, LLC 1:                Building 3, Bay 1 Schenect-
County of Schenectady.             New York.                     ability company is 1336          NOTICE OF FORMATION               the Secretary of State of NewThe name of the limited li-       ady, NY 12306 FOURTH:
The street address is: none.       LJ-20533                      Union Street, Schenectady,       OF LIMITED LIABILITY              York on February 13, 2009.   ability company is SMART-         Purpose of company. The
SSNY has been designated           (March 26, 2009)              New York 12308. Fifth, the       COMPANY. NAME: THE                The office of the company     STARZ, LLC. 2:       The Ar-      purpose for which the com-
as agent of the LLC upon                                         purpose of the Company is        BARREL GOLF, LLC. Ar-             is located in Schenectady    ticles of Organization were       pany is formed is to engage
whom proces against it may                                       to engage in any lawful act      ticles of Organization were       County. The Secretary of     filed on March 5, 2009 with        in any lawful acts or activi-
be served. SSNY shall mail                 LEGAL NOTICE          or activity for which Limited    filed with the Secretary of        State has been designated    the Secretary of State. 3:        ties for which limited liability
process to: Robert L. Adams,                                     Liability Companies may be       State of New York (SSNY)          as agent upon which process  The Office of the LLC is in        companies may be formed
Esq., 600 Broadway, 1st            NOTICE OF FILING OF organized under the New                    on 11/18/08. The latest date      may be served and a copy     Schenectady County. 4:            under Section 203 of the
Floor, Albany, NY 12207.           ARTICLES OF ORGANI- York Limited Liability Law.                of dissolution is 12/31/2107.     of process shall be mailed    The Secretary of State has       limited Liability Company
Purpose: any lawful act. The       ZATION OF HEAD TRIP LJ-20546                                   Office location: Schenectady       by the Secretary of State    been designated as agent          Law of the State of New York.
name and address of the            REALTY, LLC                   (March 26, 2009)                 County. SSNY has been des-        to the LLC at Lombardi,      upon whom process against         SUBSCRIBED this 11th day
registered agent upon whom         1. The name of the Limited                                     ignated as agent of the LLC       Walsh, Wakeman, Harrison,    the Company is to be served.      of March, 2009. David R.
process shall be served is:        Liability Company is: Head                                     upon whom process against         Amodeo & Davenport, P.C.,    The address to which the          Green, Organizer P.O. Box
Robert L. Adams, Esq., 600         Trip Realty, LLC. 2. The Ar-         LEGAL NOTICE              it may be served. SSNY            III Winners Circle, Albany,  Secretary of State shall mail     11177 Loudonville, NY
Broadway, 1st floor, Albany,        ticles of Organization of                                      shall mail a copy of process      New York 12205. Purpose:     process is: 376 Broadway,         12211
NY 12207                           the Company were filed NOTICE OF ARTICLES                      to the LLC, 227 Alexander         for any lawful activity for  2nd Floor, Schenectady,           LJ-20725
LJ-20522                           with the Secretary of State OF ORGANIZATION OF                 Avenue, Scotia, New York          which limited liability com- New York 12305. 5: T h e          (March 26, 2009)
(March 26, 2009)                   on February 4, 2009. 3. 3 C I - TO W N S E N D, L L C          12302. Purpose: For any           panies may be formed under   purpose of the business
                                   The County within New York Under Section 203 of the            lawful purpose.                   the law.                     of the LLC is to engage in
                                   State which the office of the Limited Liability Company         LJ-20596                          LJ-20627                     any lawful act or activity              LEGAL NOTICE
      LEGAL NOTICE                 Company is to be located is Law (1) The name of the            (March 26, 2009)                  (March 26, 2009)             for which the LLC may be
                                   Schenectady.                  limited liability company is                                                                    organized under the Limited       S.B.F. HOLDING COMPANY,
143 Mohawk, LLC Notice             4. The Secretary of State has 3CI-TOWNSEND, LLC. (2)                                                                          Liability Law for the State       LLC, a domestic Limited
of Formation of the above          been designated as agent of The articles of organization                                               LEGAL NOTICE           of New York. Filed By:            Liability Company (LLC)
Limited Liability Company                                                                               LEGAL NOTICE
                                   the limited liability company of the said limited liability                                                                   PARISI, COAN & SACCO-             filed with the Sec of State
(“LLC”)                            upon whom process against company were filed with the           NOTICE OF FORMATION               NOTICE OF FORMATION CIO, PLLC                                  of NY on 1-15-09. NY Of-
Articles of Incorporation filed     the Company may be served New York State Secretary of          OF LIMITED LIABILITY              OF LIMITED LIABILITY LJ-20685                                  fice location: Schenectady
with the secretary of State        and the post office address State on January 2, 2009.           COMPANY. NAME: 1268               COMPANY (LLC): NAME: (March 26, 2009)                          County. SSNY is designated
of NY (SSNY) on October            within this state to which (3) The principal business          HIGH BRIDGE ASSOC.,               New York Realtor Group,                                        as agent upon whom pro-
30, 2008. Office Location,          the Secretary of State shall location of the limited liabil-   LLC. Articles of Organization     LLC Articles of Organization                                   cess against the LLC may be
County of Schenectady.             mail a copy of any process ity company will be at 249          were filed with the Secretary      filed with the Secretary of          LEGAL NOTICE               served. SSNY shall mail a
SSNY has been designated           against the Company served Green Street, Schenectady,          of State of New York (SSNY)       State of New York (SSNY)                                       copy of any process against
a agent of the LLC upon            upon it is:                   New York 12305 in Sche-          on 02/18/09. Office location:      on 02/23/09. No Specific Dis- Name: Five Pines Photog-          the LLC served upon him/her
whom process against it may        Head Trip Realty, LLC 631 nectady County. (4) T h e            Schenectady County. SSNY          solution Date. Purpose: Any raphy, LLC. Articles of Orga-      to The LLC, 2233 Niskayuna
be served. SSNY shall mail         Quackenbush Road Sche- Secretary of State is desig-            has been designated as            Lawful Purpose. Office loca- nization filed with Secretary       Dr., Niskayuna, NY 12309.
a copy of any such process         nectady, New York 12306 nated as agent of the limited          agent of the LLC upon whom        tion: Schenectady County. of State of NY on 2/10/09.           General purposes.
to: 143 Mohawk Avenue,             5. The registered agent of liability company upon whom         process against it may be         SSNY has been designated Office location: Schenectady           LJ-20745
Scotia, NY 12302. Purpose:         the limited liability company process against it may be        served. SSNY shall mail a         as agent of the LLC upon County. SSNY is designated            (March 26, 2009)
Any lawful act.                    upon whom process against served. The post office ad-           copy of process to the LLC,       whom process against it may as agent of LLC for service

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■ Nisky                                                                                                                                                    ■ Saints                                                            turned the ball over nine times
                                                  Janes Christiansen (midfield), Mike         Key players: Gar rett Dollard
                                                  Rondinaro (attack)                         (midfield/attack), John Charton                                                                                                   against Louisville’s press, well
                                                  Outlook: The Eagles are still a young      (midf ield/attack), Cory Brustle                                                                                                  under the Cardinals’ average of
              (From Page 28)                      team with several juniors among            (defense), Matt Hamilton (goal),                                                   (From Page 28)                                 22 forced turnovers per game.
to work hard to repeat it this year,”             the group of returning players, but        Davian Brink (midfield), Davey
                                                                                                                                                              And then, we began to realize                                    What’s more, Siena forced 17
said Hennessey.                                   Rounds said that the experience they       Mitchell (midfield), Cam Signorelli
                                                                                                                                                           something as we watched the                                         Louisville turnovers.
                                                  gained last year will help them. “I        (attack)                                                                                                                              Translation: the Saints made
 Shenendehowa Plainsmen                                                                                                                                    game: Siena wasn’t going to get
                                                  think our strength is our defense,”        Outlook: Like many of their                                                                                                       the Cardinals look like they had
Head coach: Chuck Holohan                                                                                                                                  blown away by Louisville. The
                                                  said Rounds. “On offense, I think          Suburban Council counterparts, the                                                                                                boulders for hands.
                                                                                                                                                           Saints were going to take the
Key players: Ed Francis (defense),                we’ll be a patient team. We’re going       Garnet Raiders are reloading after                                                                                                    But what Siena couldn’t do was
                                                                                                                                                           Cardinals’ best shot and fight
Mike Daly (midf ield), Andrew                     to take our time and try to find the        graduating several key players. The                                                                                               shut down Louisville when crunch
Dorsey (defense), Anthony Zappone                 open shot.”                                key, Joyce said, will be how quickly                                                                                              time came. The Cardinals made
(midf ield), Tim Cole (attack),                                                              everyone adjusts to their roles. “It                             This is something that any
                                                    Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake                                                                                                                                                  all the key plays they needed to
Bob Wardwell (goal), Brandon                                                                 starts with the scoring at the top,                           other team from a mid-major
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pull out the win, while the best the
Connors (midfield), Mike Stevens                             Spartans                         and we’ll work our way down from                              conference wouldn’t do. Heck,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Saints could do in response was
(midfield)                             Head coach: Paul Federoff                              there,” he said.                                              there are some Big East teams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               occasionally make a basket to stay
                                      Key players: Ian Schwan (midfield/                                                                                    that wouldn’t do that against
Outlook: If the Plainsmen are going                                                               Columbia Blue Devils                                     Louisville.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               within striking distance.
to make a deep run in Sectionals,     attack), Mike Eddy (midfield/attack),                   Head coach: Kyle Randall                                                                                                              Perhaps the double-overtime
they are going to need help up front  Kyle Jones (midfield/attack), Mike                                                                                       But this year’s Siena Saints                                     victor y over Ohio State took
                                                                                             Key players: Casey Balzer (midfield/
from a group of young players         Russell (defense), Ryan Kissane                                                                                      aren’t a typical team. They were                                    too much out of Siena, and the
                                                                                             attack), David Dickie (defense), Tim
including Daly, Cole, Connors and     (defense), Collin Whiteford (goal),                                                                                  battle tested in regular season                                     Saints didn’t have enough time
                                                                                             Lockrow (attack), Kyle Green (goal),
Stevens. “I think we’re going to be   Connor Nash (goal)                                                                                                   losses to the likes of Tennessee,                                   to physically recover. Perhaps
                                                                                             Joanthan Gavitt (midfield), Alex
young, but I think we’ll shock some   Outlook: After making their way                        Gladd (midfield), Christopher Wos                              Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and                                      Louisville was really far better
people. We’re very athletic and very  to the Class B finals last year, the                    (midfield), Dave Wilbur (attack),                              Kansas. In ever y one of those                                      than Siena, and it was only because
skilled,” said Holohan.               Spartans feel that they’re ready                       Nick Balzano (long stick midfield),                            games, Siena played hard from                                       of the Saints’ determination that
                                      to make some noise within the                          Jake Persons (midfield)                                        start to finish and never backed                                     they were able to stay close.
          Gold Division               Suburban Council in their third                                                                                      down.
                                                                                             Outlook: The Blue Devils graduated                                                                                                Perhaps it was a combination of
     Ballston Spa Scotties            season at the varsity level. “Last year                half of last year’s roster, but Randall                          So when the Saints saw                                           all of those things.
Head coach: Kevin Dayton              … I felt that was our building year.                                                                                 Louisville, they didn’t see the                                         But as Louisville continues
                                                                                             said he likes the way newcomers
Key players: Greg Dunlavey This year, I feel it will be a good                               such as Wilbur, Balzano and Persons                           No. 1 team in the United States.                                    down its path to the Final Four,
(attack), Mike Boisvert (attack), regular season for us. I’m expecting                       are gelling with the veterans. “We                            They just saw a team that played                                    Siena fans can watch with this
Troy Gargiulo (midfield), Chris that we can run with the (class) A                           have a lot of learning to do with                             at a fast tempo and liked to apply                                  thought running through their
Ohnsman (defense)                     schools,” said Federoff.                               half the team being young guys,                               a full-court press on defense.                                      heads:
Outlook: The Scotties are relying on      Colonie Garnet Raiders                             but they’re progressing nicely,” said                            That suited Siena just fine,                                         “We had them. We really had
a new crop of players to help them Head coach: Mike Joyce                                    Randall.                                                      as it turned out. The Saints only                                   them.”
move back up the Gold Division
standings. “I think we’re just as
good as any of the other teams,” said
Dayton. “We have the talent, and the                      JOHN FRITZE JR, JEWELER                                                                                         MCGIVERN, SHAW & O’CONNOR
players work very hard.”                                                                                                                                                                            ATTORNEYS AT LAW
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    News                                                                                                                                                        Mohon
   & Notes                                                                                                                                                       falls
  St. Helens
  wins two
                                                                                                                                                               in semis
                                                                                                                                                     The Mohonasen girls basket-
  tourney titles                                                                                                                                  ball team’s playoff run ended last
                                                                                                                                                  Friday with a 68-56 loss to Section
      The St. Helens junior and
  sixth grade CYO girls teams                                                                                                                     I champion Alber tus Magnus
  from Niskayuna recently won                                                                                                                     in the Class A state semifinals
  tournament titles.                                                                                                                              at Hudson Valley Community
      The sixth grade squad
  defeated St. John’s 29-10 to                                                                                                                       The Mighty Warriors (22-3)
  capture the Schenectady                                                                                                                         stayed close to Albertus Magnus
  County CYO championship.                                                                                                                        through the first half, but a 14-8
  St. Helens defeated Sara-                                                                                                                       run by the visitors put Mohona-
  toga Catholic 40-11 and                                                                                                                         sen behind by double digits.
  St. Gabriel’s 31-5 in the                                                                                                                          Nicole Adach scored 20 points,
  preliminary rounds.                Mohonasen’s Lea McLain tries to dribble past an Albertus Magnus defender during last Friday’s Class A state and Ashley Tallman added 15
                                     semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College.                                             Rob Jonas/Spotlight points for Mohonasen.
      Meanwhile, the junior
  team captured the seventh
  grade division title at the
  Glens Falls Super Hooper
  Tournament. The Spartans
  edged Saratoga and Queens-
  bury by identical 33-32 scores
  in the final two rounds to take
                                      Nisky returns to Class B              Sectional final after struggling to
  first place in their division.
                                        Veteran Warriors                    a last-place finish in the Suburban
                                                                                                                   get past the disappointment of last
                                                                                                                   year’s Sectional quarterfinal loss to
                                                                                                                                                               (defense), Tyler Weil (attack), David
                                                                                                                                                               Klapp (attack), Joe Scully (midfield),
      The junior Spar tans                will contend                      Council Gold Division. But, BH-        Shaker with a new group of players.         Ben VanEarden (midfield), Bobby
  include Jazze Lewis, Rachael                                              BL coach Paul Federof f said           “We’ve got to see what our goalies          O’Connor (midf ield), Cody
  Feldman, Amber Yar ter,               in Blue Division                    Niskayuna’s presence in the B’s        can do, and we’ve got to see if we          Nizolek (attack), Tristan Sperry
  Deja Brown, Talya Williams,                                               is not a big deal.                     can score goals,” said McConaghy.           (attack), Michael Regan (attack),
  Julia Dyer, Kelsey Shadick,               By ROB JONAS                                                           “If we can do both things well, then        Gill Connors (goal), Eric Hayden
                                                                                “It just means that we expect to
  Shannon Mackesey, Danielle           jonasr@spotlightnews.com                                                    we should be fine.”                          (defense), Hunter Hines (defense)
                                                                            meet Niskayuna in the finals this
  Simmons and Madeleine                 Not much has changed within         year,” said Federoff.                   Niskayuna Silver Warriors                  Outlook: Though the Streaks will
  Fitzgerald.                        the Suburban Council boys                                                     Head coach: Mike Vorgang                    feature several young players in
                                                                                Niskayuna’s move also means                                                    their starting lineup in 2009, Coons
      The CYO Spartans include       lacrosse ranks.                        that the Class A playoffs are wide     Key players: Dan McKinney
  Kelly Waiksnoris, Alexandra                                                                                                                                  said they have the ability to compete
                                        Niskayuna is still the team         open, with Guilderland, Shen,          (midfield), Jared Franze (midfield),
  Summa, Carolina Halburian,                                                                                                                                   right away. “The kids that came up
                                     to beat, with Guilderland and          Shaker and Christian Brothers          Steve Abba (defense), Josh Martin
  Angela Stephano, Olivia                                                                                                                                      from JV, there’s some very good
                                     Shenendehowa poised to be              Academy among the early                (defense), James Manchester
  Souky, Rachael Feldman,                                                                                                                                      lacrosse players in that group,” he
                                     the Silver War riors’ closest          favorites to claim the Sectional       (goal), Mark Panneton (attack),
  Jazze Lewis, Amber Yarter                                                                                                                                    said. “I think we’re all in the same
                                     pursuers.                              title.                                 Guy Waltman (midf ield), Ryan
  and Deja Brown.                                                                                                  Alden (defense), Nolan Connors              boat in that we’ll have a lot of young
                                        “There’s no question that they’re       “It’s good because we’ll have                                                  kids, but I think we’ll be right in the
      For information on the St.     the team to beat,” Guilderland                                                (attack), Justin McKinney (attack),
                                                                            a state representative in Class B                                                  mix in the league.”
  Helens program, visit www.         coach Sean McConaghy said of                                                  Colin Foster (attack), John Quinn
                                                                            and a state representative in Class                                                       Shaker Blue Bison
  sthelensgirlscyo.com.              Niskayuna.                                                                    (defense), Sean Collins (defense)
                                                                            A,” said McConaghy.                                                                Head coach: Shawn Hennessey
                                        That won’t be the case when                                                Outlook: With several key players
  Zebrowski named                    the Section II, Class A playoffs
                                                                                Here is a closer look at this
                                                                            year’s Suburban Council.
                                                                                                                   back at both ends of the field, the          Key players: Luke Walsh (midfield),
                                                                                                                                                               Joe Shields (midf ield), Parker
  state all-star                     begin in May, though. Niskayuna
                                                                                    Blue Division
                                                                                                                   Silver Warriors will be a clear favorite
                                                                                                                   to win the highly-competitive Blue          Armsby (attack), Doug Swezey
     Niskayuna Babe Ruth             has moved back down to Class B
                                                                                                                   Division again. “I think it’s going         (attack), Michael Battaglia
  player Zachar y Zebrowski          after playing in the last six Class        Guilderland Dutchmen                                                           (defense), Nick Huban (defense),
                                     A finals and winning the last four      Head coach: Sean McConaghy             to be a great competition, as usual.
  was one of 12 players from                                                                                       All the teams in that division are          Kenny O’Connor (goal)
  across New York to be named        Sectional championships.               Key players: Kip Stillman (defense),
                                                                                                                   always competitive,” said Vorgang.          Outlook: After making a stunning
  to the state’s 12-year-old divi-      “We expect to win Sectionals,       Rory Nunamacher (midfield), Travis                                                  run to the Class A final last year,
                                     whether we’re in Class A or in         Moore (midfield), Alex Trolenburg       “Whoever can focus on the task at
  sion all-star team.                                                                                              hand and not look too far ahead will        the Blue Bison are hoping to have a
     Zebrowski was one of            Class B,” said Niskayuna coach         (defense), Paul Jones (attack), Brian                                              far better regular season following
                                     Mike Vorgang.                          Dyer (attack), Dan Lee (midfield),      win the division.”
  the top leadoff hitters in the                                                                                                                               a four-win campaign through the
  state. Among his statistics           Niskayuna’s move is potentially     Anthony Powers (midfield), Cody           Saratoga Blue Streaks                     Suburban Council in 2008. “Last
  last year:                         bad news for a Class B program         Futia (defense), Christian DePersis Head coach: Jon Coons                          year was fantastic – but we will have
                                     like Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake,        (goal), Alex Peebles (goal)           Key players: Matt Behan (midfield),
     Batting average — .671
                                     which reached last year’s              Outlook: The Dutchmen will try to Alec Cloutier (defense), Zack Lafarr                          ■ Nisky Page 27
     On base percentage —
     Home runs — 28
     Stolen bases — 60
     Zebrowski played in more
  than 70 games last year.
                                     Saints had No. 1 Cardinals until the end
                                        Another year, another second-                                              Siena basketball history. The No.              That wasn’t a thought
                                                                                 From the

                                     round exit by the Siena men’s                                                 1 overall seed in the tournament,           many of us had — not when
  Starfish schedule                   basketball team in the NCAA                                                   the team that was supposed to               the tournament seedings were
  spring tryouts                     Tournament.                                                                   walk over the field on its way to            revealed the previous Sunday, and

                                        But somehow, this feels                                                    the Final Four in Detroit now               we saw Siena was in Louisville’s
     The Albany Starfish Swim                                                                                       had to come from behind against             bracket. Certainly, not during the
                                     different than last year, when the
  Club is holding tryouts and                                                                                      a team from a small college in              41 hours between the Saints’ 74-
                                     Saints got blown out by Villanova.
  registration for the 2009 “long
                                     This one hurts less.
                                                                                 Rob Jonas                         Loudonville.                                72 double overtime victory over
  course” season Tuesday,                                                                                                                                      No. 8 Ohio State and the tip-off
                                        Don’t get me wrong. It still                                                  Naturally, the moment was
  April 7, at Niskayuna High                                                away, but the ninth-seeded Saints                                                  of the Louisville game. All we
                                     hurts to see a fine season end                                                 only fleeting. Louisville flexed its
  School and Wednesday, April                                               wouldn’t let the Cardinals do it.                                                  were thinking was, “How badly is
                                     abruptly. I think we all would have                                           Big East muscle and went on a
  8, at Siena College.                                                      Not without a fight, anyway.                                                        Louisville going to beat us?”
                                     loved to see what the Saints were                                             9-0 run to regain the lead. From
     Both sessions begin at 6        capable of in a “Sweet 16” match-         To wit, Siena’s 15-2 second-        then on, the best Siena could do               (Note: Around the Capital
  p.m. A non-returnable copy of      up against Arizona.                    half run that gave the Saints a        was make dents in Louisville’s              District, it’s OK to use the term
  a birth certificate, passport,         But there’s a little bit of         63-59 lead with seven minutes          advantage. The Saints had run               “us” when referring to Siena
  visa, driver’s license or any      satisfaction thrown into the mix       left. Prior to that moment, Siena      out of gas.                                 because whether or not we
  other form of official identi-      — perhaps due to the way Siena         had been chasing Louisville the           But while Siena had that                 graduated from there, we think
  fication is required.               played in Sunday’s 79-72 loss          entire game. All of the sudden,        second-half lead, something                 of the school as being part of us.
     For information, visit www.     to top-seeded Louisville in the        Louisville had to chase Siena.         clicked inside every Saints fan’s           At least, I think we do.)
  albanystarfish.org.                 Midwest Regional.                         It was per haps the most            head:
                                        Louisville tried to put Siena       exciting thing to ever happen in          “We can beat this team.”                             ■ Saints Page 27


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